Here at Rescale, we care very much about the cost and value of HPC. It was a major topic in our previous blog post “Addressing the Cloud Cynic.” So, we thought we’d back up some of our claims with the cliff notes from a key analyst’s study. In June 2018, Hyperion Research updated their global HPC study that used close to 700 different case studies over a 3 year period to help calculate the impact of HPC on enterprises. It breaks down the return on research and returns on investment associated with capital expenditures on HPC. The following information is focused on data extrapolated from the key industries that Rescale focuses on: Academic, Defense, Government, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Telecomm, and Transportation.

The Data:

– The average revenue earned per dollar spent on HPC is $332.80.
    — The 3 highest are Transportation, Government, and Oil and Gas at $1804.00, $1205.00, and $416.00, respectively.
    — The 3 lowest are Academic, Defense, and Manufacturing at $9.20, $75.00, and $83.00, respectively.

– The average profit earned per dollar spent on HPC is $40.60.
    — The 3 highest are Government, Oil, and Gas, and Academics at $112.00, $53.00, and $44.00, respectively.
    — The 3 lowest are Defense, Transportation, and Manufacturing at $5.30, $15.60, and $20.20, respectively.

– The average cost of innovation required $11M in HPC usage.
    — The key drivers of HPC use are scientific breakthroughs and support research programs at $76M and $27M, respectively.
    — Those two types of innovation create a strong HPC market in Companies and Academics, not Government sectors.

Key Takeaways:

– The data is heavily influenced by the outliers.
    — Average revenue generated, excluding the top 2 highest outliers (Transportation and Government), is equal to $159/dollar spent on HPC.
    — Average profit generated, excluding the top and bottom outliers (Government and Defense), is equal to $34/ dollar spent on HPC.

– Government and Oil and Energy have seen the largest return on HPC in both revenue and profit.
    — Interestingly, Transportation companies that utilized HPC were the largest revenue earners, but the second smallest profit earners.
    — Companies engaged in innovations in scientific breakthrough and support research programs are strong drivers of HPC usage.

Understanding the impact and value of HPC on your organization is not as easy as applying industry metrics to your company. The true cost of ownership and practical application for HPC requires a deep dive into organizational needs and inefficiencies; however, these market statistics prove that HPC has had a positive impact on all organization and should be considered for every organization.

*The statistics provided were calculated from a subgroup of the overall data that represents Rescales’ target markets. The full study can be viewed in the link provided.

Joseph, Conway, and Norton. (2018, June 1). Economic Models For Financial ROI And Innovation From HPC Investments. Retrieved from: https://www.hpcuserforum.com/ROI/

 

This article was written by Thomas Helmonds.

前週に開催されたSC2018において、High Performance StorageとEnd-to-End desktopsの二つの新しい機能拡張を発表いたしました。原文はこちらです。

Rescale - Announces Innovations to Accelerate Time to Results

Rescaleは、ハイパフォーマンスコンピューティング(HPC)ワークフローに新しい機能 — ハイパフォーマンス・ストレージ(HPS)と、エンドツーエンドデスクトップ — を追加したことを発表いたしました。これらのツールを利用することで、企業は効率を高めチームのコラボレーションを強化することができます。 Continue reading

This article was written by Rescale Japan.

SC18にて、当社がHPCwireの「Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC in the Cloud Platform」(編集者が選ぶ最も優れたクラウドでのHPCプラットフォーム賞)を受賞したことをお知らせします。原文はこちらです。

なお、昨年はBoom社の事例で、Best Use of HPC in the CloudのReader’s Choice Awardを受賞しています。

Rescale、クラウドプラットフォームでHPCの最優秀HPCで2018 HPCwire編集者賞を受賞

クラウドのエンタープライズビッグコンピューティングのリーダーであるRescaleは、本年度のHPCwireリーダーズ&エディターズチョイスアワードにおいて、「Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC in the Cloud Platform」(編集者が選ぶ最も優れたクラウドでのHPCプラットフォーム賞)を受賞しました。

この賞は、RescaleScaleX®マルチクラウドプラットフォームが、複雑なデータ処理とシミュレーションを実行するために、ソフトウェアアプリケーションと、クラウドもしくはオンプレミスにある最適なアーキテクチャーをシームレスに対応させるという、最も強力なHPCインフラストラクチャー上に構築されたものであることを際立たせるものです。Rescaleは、顧客がHPCをクラウドに拡張し、組織のデジタルトランスフォーメーションを加速できるようにすることで、ハイパフォーマンスコンピューティング市場を変革しています。
この賞は、テキサス州ダラスで開催されたスーパーコンピューティング2018(SC18)において発表されました 。 Continue reading

This article was written by Rescale Japan.

Rescale - Announces Innovations to Accelerate Time to Results

SAN FRANCISCONov. 14, 2018 — Rescale, the leader in enterprise big compute in the cloud, today at Supercomputing 2018 announced the release of new high-performance computing (HPC) workflow capabilities: high-performance storage (HPS) and End-to-End desktops. With these tools, enterprises can now boost efficiency and enhance team collaboration.

“Rescale HPS gives users high performance access to shared data, and together with the new End-to-End desktop workflows, users are able to accelerate time to results for simulations in the cloud,” says Gabriel Broner, Vice President and General Manager, High Performance Computing at Rescale. “Our customers are looking forward to leveraging these new capabilities to achieve real-time interactive HPC.”

Key innovations include:

Rescale High Performance Storage (HPS) greatly improves simulation workflow efficiency and speed by providing fast access to recurring shared data (such as geometry, meshing and load scenario data, etc.). Furthermore, this high-speed persistent filestore can be shared across multiple concurrent users, clusters, or desktops.

End-to-End desktop workflows allow users to launch multi-node, high-core count jobs directly from the application software user interface (UI). This provides direct interactivity with the job, allowing pausing, modifying the mesh(es), and resuming, all directly from the application UI.

The advanced abilities of Rescale HPS and End-to-End desktop workflows give users a simpler transition to hybrid and cloud. Shared high performance storage is common on-premise and Rescale brings this capability to cloud workflows. For users who today run jobs in a workstation, End-to-End desktops enable them to continue a traditional workstation experience, while transparently leveraging hundreds of cores across powerful large clusters in the cloud.

“Rescale is continuing to lead the charge when taking enterprises into the future of high-performance computing in the cloud,” says Steve Conway, Hyperion Research. “With these new innovations, Rescale is providing users with enhanced performance, collaboration capabilities and the possibility to interact real-time with their simulations.”

For more information on storage and virtual desktops, visit www.rescale.com.

About Rescale
Rescale is the leader in enterprise big compute in the cloud. Rescale empowers the world’s transformative executives, IT leaders, engineers, and scientists to securely manage product innovation to be first to market. Rescale’s ScaleX® multi-cloud platform, built on the most powerful high-performance computing infrastructure available, seamlessly matches software applications with the best architecture in the cloud or on-premise to run complex data processing and simulations. Rescale partners with the four largest cloud service providers, and enables over 125 Global 2000 enterprise customers including four of the top five largest global automotive manufacturers and two of the top three largest global aerospace and defense companies. For more information on Rescale, visit www.rescale.com.

This article was written by Samantha Lindsay.