Setting the Record Straight: What is HPC? A Tech Guide by GIGABYTE
The term HPC, which stands for high performance computing, gets thrown around a lot nowadays, as server solutions become more and more ubiquitous. It is running the risk of becoming a catchall phrase: anything that is “HPC” must be the right choice for your computing needs. You may be wondering: what exactly are the benefits of HPC, and is HPC right for you? GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in high-performance servers, presents this tech guide to help you understand what HPC means on both a theoretical and a practical level. In doing so, we hope to help you evaluate if HPC is right for you, while demonstrating what GIGABYTE has to offer in the field of HPC.
HPC: Supercomputing Made Accessible and Achievable
PACT: Remember the Benefits of HPC with this Acronym
Here is a simple acronym to help you remember the four key benefits of HPC: PACT, which stands for performance, availability, costs, and time. They are the reasons why HPC is having a profound impact on the way we live, work, and play.
HPC Use Cases: How HPC Has Changed Our Lives
● Weather Simulation and Disaster Prevention
● Autonomous Vehicles
Renowned research institutes are using HPC to achieve astounding breakthroughs. For example, CERN uses GIGABYTE G482-Z51 to process the 40 terabytes of data generated by the Large Hadron Collider every second to search for the beauty quark.
● Virtual and Augmented Reality
● Space Exploration, Quantum Physics, and More
Whether it is research in climate change, the COVID-19 virus, space exploration, or any other field of human knowledge, HPC has a role to play. This is why enterprises and universities alike are building their own HPC systems or renting HPC services.
What are the Components of an HPC System?
This simple infographic shows that an HPC system is generally composed of the same three primary layers as a data center. There is the networking node, which connects the nodes to each other and the entire system to the outside world. There is the computing node, which performs the calculations. And, there is the storage node, which stores all the data.
Conclusion: Three Steps to Find Out if HPC is Right for You
Recommended GIGABYTE Server Solutions
GIGABYTE has a full line of server solutions for HPC applications. Worthy of note are H-Series High Density Servers for incredible processing prowess in a compact form factor; G-Series GPU Servers for use with GPGPU accelerators; versatile R-Series Rack Servers; S-Series Storage Servers for safeguarding your data; and W-Series Tower Servers / Workstations for installation outside of server racks.
● H-Series High Density Servers
● G-Series GPU Servers
● R-Series Rack Servers
● S-Series Storage Servers
● W-Series Tower Servers / Workstations
Processors based on the ARM architecture, an alternative to the mainstream x86 architecture, is gradually making the leap from mobile devices to servers and data centers. In this Tech Guide, GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in high-performance server solutions, recounts how ARM was developed. We also explain the various benefits of ARM processors and recommend ARM servers for different sectors and applications.
You may be familiar with the term, “big data”, but how firm is your grasp of the concept? Have you heard of the “5 V’s” of big data? Can you recite the “Three Fundamental Steps” of how to use big data? Most importantly, do you know how to reap the benefits through the use of the right tools? GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in high-performance server solutions, is pleased to present our latest Tech Guide. We will walk you through the basics of big data, explain why it boasts unlimited potential, and finally delve into the GIGABYTE products that will help you ride high on the most exciting wave to sweep over the IT sector.
Tech GuideWhat is a Server? A Tech Guide by GIGABYTE
In the modern age, we enjoy an incredible amount of computing power—not because of any device that we own, but because of the servers we are connected to. They handle all our myriad requests, whether it is to send an email, play a game, or find a restaurant. They are the inventions that make our intrinsically connected age of digital information possible. But what, exactly, is a server? GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in high-performance servers, presents our latest Tech Guide. We delve into what a server is, how it works, and what exciting new breakthroughs GIGABYTE has made in the field of server solutions.
GIGABYTE Technology is not only a leading brand in high-performance server solutions—it is also an active force for good when it comes to CSR and ESG activities. Case in point: in 2020, GIGABYTE provided four G482-Z50 servers to Taiwan’s Cheng Kung University. The servers were used to train a team of talented students, who went on to take first place in that year’s APAC HPC-AI Competition in Singapore. The parallel computing performance of the servers’ processors, the seamless connectivity between the servers, and the servers’ unrivalled reliability are the reasons why GIGABYTE servers are ideal for educating the next generation of supercomputing experts. GIGABYTE is happy to give back to society and contribute to human advancement through high tech solutions.