Across all industrial sectors, the alliance between data analytics and numerical simulation has become an essential tool driving industrial, scientific and societal innovation despite the complexity of implementing and using HPC infrastructure.

In this context, facilitating the transition toward hybrid environments, integrating flexible and on-demand resources with existing HPC infrastructures is what UCIT define as “The HPC Cloud Journey“.

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1. Project Kick-off HPC cluster data collection

2. Report 1: HPC Cluster Study

3. Deep analysis of key HPC workloads

4. Report 2: HPC Workload Studies

5. Study Review

1. Project Kick-off HPC cluster data collection

2. Report 1: HPC Cluster Study

3. Deep analysis of key HPC workloads

4. Report 2: HPC Workload Studies

5. Study Review

1. Project Kick-off

Validate scope process

  • Validate optimizations criteria : Cost, performance, resiliency

Collect your data for initial analysis

  • Cluster technical specifications: Compute nodes, network, storage
  • Scheduler logs for cluster usage

2. Report 1: HPC Cluster Study

Presenting cluster interactive report

  • Analysis of general cluster usage
  • Cost estimations for cloud migration

Select key workloads for deeper analysis

  • Suggest a selection of workloads based on technical and statistical criteria
  • Select key workloads based on your business criteria

3. Deep analysis of key HPC workloads

IT administrator survey (2h)

  • Governance and security practices
  • Specific business regulations et software licences
  • IT Architecture

Power users survey (2h per workload)

  • Details on applications and computational codes
  • Working methodologies and activity planning
  • Interaction with the workstation

4. Report 2: HPC Workload Studies

Critical insights for each workload

  • Get a synthetic report for each studied workload
  • Analysis based around 5 key aspects: Governance, Infrastructure, Software, Usability, QoS
  • Interactive costs estimation to find the best trade-off
  • Points of attention to migrate the workload
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5. Study Review

Accelerate your project

Build the next steps for your HPC cloud journey

  • Get recommendations based on validated objectives
  • Run micro-benchmarks to validate a solution
  • Get extra workload analysis
  • Pinpoint your SoW based on WorkCloud reports
  • Implement your custom solution with Ucit