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High Performance Computing (HPC) in the past has only been available to larger companies (or enterprises sized companies). As computer systems have increased in speed and become more affordable, engineering, insurance, oil and gas companies are able to take advantage of HPC.

NordStar Group works with clients on the design and implementation of a high performance computing systems that will fit a client’s needs and budget. Our solutions are based on Hewlett Packard, Hitachi Data Systems and Supermicro platforms allowing easy maintenance and manageability.

NSG has experience working with large enterprises and small to medium size clients. We have designed systems that are used in research such as seismic and reservoir analysis and genomic sequencing as well as testing platforms as in the case with of finite image analysis (FEA) and fluid analysis. Some of the examples where HPC systems being used in manufacturing are 3 dimensional modeling and semiconductor design. Application from both commercial and open source software have also greatly increased the uses of HPC systems in companies.

What Is HPC?

What Is HPC?
HPC can cover a wide range of industries for aggregating computing power from a 2-node cluster to thousands of nodes. Let’s take a look at what comprises an HPC system and the types of HPC systems. We’ll discuss the basic components of HPC systems, how they work and some industries currently making use of HPC systems.

Operating Systems

Operating Systems
The HPC operating system is much like the central nervous system in a body. It’s the central core that brings a group of connected hardware components into an operating entity. The operating system software encompasses all the basic services and management functions required for system operation. In basic terms, the operating system is the intermediary between the hardware and applications. This section discusses the two most widely used HPC operating systems for HPC and where they apply for various applications.

Software Tools

Software Tools
Once you have your hardware and operating system, HPC Software tools are required to make the components function as a HPC system rather than just a “group of servers”. Software tools provide the functionality to manage and report on the system. The tools required depend on both the purpose of the system and the operating system. We’ll take a look at the software tools required for your HPC system.




Why NordStar HPC?

Why NordStar HPC?

NordStar has the knowledge of cluster components and how they interact to provide a complete system. When selecting a vendor, you want a company with the knowledge to properly design and configure the complete solution. You also want a company that has “hands-on” experience building and configuring HPC systems. NSG and its partners can design and implement a system that will meet your expectations from both performance and budgetary standpoints. All NSG systems are built on site with complete configuration and testing prior to leaving our facility. NordStar can also provide on-site installation or ship the system to you for the final implementation by your staff.

We offer solutions for a wide range of markets such as finance, big data, engineering and design. Our focus remains on the 2 – 64 node cluster market segment. NSG works with a number of the industry leading hardware and software providers to offer you the best solution, while helping you stay within your budgetary constraints. Focusing on the small to midsized cluster market allows us to maximize our knowledge and experience advantages to provide you with a system that will not only meet, but exceed your requirements.