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Streamline your HPC Procurement Journey

Simplify the HPC procurement process to save cost and ensure the right technical solution is delivered on time and in budget with our HPC procurement service.

  • Needs assessment and planning: We work closely with you to under-stand your unique requirements and develop a strategic procurement plan. 
  • Vendor selection and negotiation: We leverage our extensive industry knowledge and strong relationships to identify the best vendors and negotiate favourable terms on your behalf. 
  • Solution evaluation and implementation: We assist in evaluating HPC storage solutions and ensuring seamless implementation to minimize disruption to your operations. 
  • Ongoing support: We are committed to providing ongoing support even after the procurement is complete, ensuring you get the most out of your HPC in-vestment. 
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The University of Hull engaged the services of Red Oak Consulting in support of the procurement and implementation for Viper, our first Institutional HPC. The support the University received from Owen and the team at Red Oak Consulting was exceptional and went above and beyond our expectations. They brought real expertise and professionalism to the project which allowed us to deliver on time and under budget with a much reduced risk profile. As we look towards Vipers replacement In 2023-24 we will again look to the experience and gravitas that Red Oak Consulting brings to proceedings.”

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University of Hull

The procurement was highly successful. Owen was highly professional and highly knowledgeable. And Mark really saved the day for us. Both Owen and Mark smoothly integrated into the KAUST team but more importantly, believed in our mission to deliver this computer in order to support the global ambitions of KAUST and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

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Cloud Procurement

As certified Cloud Solutions Architects we help you identify the optimum Cloud Computing solution.

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On-Premise Procurement

Our experienced team helps organisations design, implement, & manage powerful on-premise HPC clusters.

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Hybrid Procurement

We help organisations identify the optimum cloud, on-premise or hybrid deployment for private & public sector organisations.

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Why Red Oak Consulting?

Embarking on a journey towards HPC procurement can often feel like navigating through a maze of complexities. At Red Oak Consulting, we comprehend the challenges and intricacies involved in this process and provide:

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Strategy & Planning

Build a HPC strategy that will deliver on current and future requirements for all users, including funding investment for a sustainable solution.

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Reduce downtime, mitigate risk, improve performance and ensure reliability to enhance business productivity.

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Expansion & Optimisation

Understand your workflows, the ratio of computational intensity vs data intensity, test performance, speed, agility, whilst analysing all HPC costs to understand its true value.

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Maintenance & Support

Boost productivity with our HPC Cloud Computing services, including expert support, system management and research engineering.

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Cloud Consultancy

Understand the value of cloud computing for both businesses and users through enhanced capability, workload optimisation, and increased productivity.

With unparalleled experience in deploying major, multi-million-pound systems worldwide, Red Oak Consulting stands as a leader in the field.

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The first thing in any procurement process is to build a sound business case outlining the need and potential benefit of acquiring such a system. Depending on the likelihood of gaining the finance required, the next step would be to undergo a detailed requirements capture.

Using the requirements gathered, these can then be turned into a request for tender document or an invitation to tender document. It is important that the correct procurement strategy is identified. There are legal procedures that need to be followed to ensure a correct and fair process is undertaken. If the system is large or complicated you may wish to send out a pre-qualification questionnaire to filter suppliers according to their ability to meet the technical requirements. If there are several suppliers with the capability of meeting all of the technical requirements then a scoring system can be adopted against the supplier responses which will hopefully arrive at the most suitable candidate.

There are many ways of achieving this, which we use in our assured commisioning process. Using the individual requirements, a test can be devised to ensure each requirement has been met. This can form a test plan which will, if completed successfully lead to acceptance of the system. You should be able to request that this test plan be completed at the factory, so when the system arrives on-site, you will have a degree of confidence that as long as the system is re-assembled correctly, it will pass the re-running of the plan on site.


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Don't let the complexities of HPC procurement hinder your progress. Contact Red Oak Consulting today and let us guide you towards a successful and efficient HPC implementation!

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Get in touch with our team of HPC experts to find out how we can help you with your HPC & Cloud Computing requirements across:

  • Strategy & Planning
  • Procurement
  • Implementation
  • Expansion & Optimisation
  • Maintenance & Support
  • Research Computing

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