Measuring high performance computing can be very powerful for the businesses that rely on it and the end users that directly employ it. Based on NAG’s experience helping organizations with HPC measurement, we have put together this overview of the subject for TOP500 News.
Measuring usage and costs of your current HPC capability can inform service delivery and policies to extract the optimum science or business impact from your existing set-up. Collecting data on the usage patterns, costs, and value delivered by current HPC capability can also help ensure future decisions are optimal. This enables that subsequent investments can be made with confidence, at the right scale, type and timing for maximum value, and with well understood risks. However, measuring the right things, and making sure they drive the best business or science impact is a surprisingly complex undertaking.
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