HPC to beat deadlines

The deployment of SPEOS HPC now makes timely, high quality results, a reality.

April 24th, 2017 | OPTIS group

Courtesy of NASA

A WILL TO SAVE TIME 

So many times, we’ve heard from very senior people in organizations that SPEOS analyses are used to make key decisions, but there were not enough simulations and they took too long.  There are multiple working practices that could help this issue but at some point, there was a need to process a simulation and get a result in a time frame that matches the business. The deployment of SPEOS HPC now makes timely, high quality results, a reality.  SPEOS HPC has been used by customers on their own super computer clusters and as a service.  Of course, the results can be of significantly higher resolution and fidelity but the smart engineering practice is to address the volume of simulations and to validate more possibilities. 

Working with customer’s own data centres have provided additional sets of eyes to validate performance, security and reporting that make the facility fast and safe. As we may have mentioned, getting access to the service is easy and secure.  In fact, no one touches the data except the user and a simple web interface is all is needed to navigate. Additional logins for users is free – and is vital, because by law only the named user can use the system without a visit from the security services!    

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF OPTIS HPC? 

Good practices can do even more than HPC horsepower:  

  • Use a resolution that matches the need, not the max possible. 
  • Set a simulation time that fits with the human imperatives, i.e. ready for tomorrow, over lunch, over the weekend. 
  • Choose wisely the size of simulation, meaning it does not sit in the queue of work for an endless time. 
  • Develop a process to assess some simulations parameters before committing it to a super computer. 
  • For creating large, or super-large, simulations, split the simulation to enable it to be processed in the queue faster and merge the simulations later. 

Still not convinced?

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