April 20, 2009

What are the advantages of moving to a Linux HPC cluster?

We're trying to consolidate servers. During the dot-com boom, every department in my company bought its own servers, so we have departments running Solaris/SPARC, Mac, WinTel, HP-UX and more. We've got 1,800 in-house users and about 5,000 users who access many of our servers and applications over the Web. We want to bring as many servers as possible into our main datacenter. What are the advantages of moving to a Linux HPC cluster (probably with Dell servers) instead of going with a mainframe? Are there other architectures that we should look at?

The first advantage is the price performance. When the code is developed in...

The first advantage is the price performance. When the code is developed in such a way that it can take advantage of a number of processors and do what's called parallel processing, it is a much more cost-efficient and cost-effective way of running simulations and analysis.

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HPC is a technique to give more computational power to one distributed...

HPC is a technique to give more computational power to one distributed application, not to consolidate applications in one big management unit. You could better look to virtualization.

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