HPC clusters (High Performance Computing Clusters) are the perfect platform for companies seeking insights from computer simulations – whether to optimize the airflow of an aircraft, improve the combustion process within an engine, create climate models or assess the risk of an investment portfolio.
Companies of all sizes are discovering these computer networks to perform complex mathematical calculations for themselves: according to Hyperion Research, a management consultancy specializing in this field, global revenues from high-performance computing will reach over 19.5 billion US dollars by 2022. A growing part of this budget will be invested in the cloud: The management consultancy Gartner estimates that the proportion of companies operating HPC clusters in the cloud will rise to 30 percent by 2023.
If you too are thinking about purchasing an HPC cluster for your business, you need to decide whether to run it in your own data center or in the public cloud. Let's take a closer look at these two options.