Virtualized High Performance Computing (HPC) Reference Architecture (Part 2 of 2)

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In part 1 of this series we looked at traditional HPC and introduced  virtualized HPC components. Part 2 will look at the design and show sample virtual reference architectures for  HPC workloads. vSphere Clusters: High Performance Computing workloads have management and compute components. Most VMware environments have a separate management cluster that should be leveraged. Read more...

How to Enable Compute Accelerators on vSphere 6.5 for Machine Learning and Other HPC Workloads

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As our CTO Ray O’Farrell recently mentioned, VMware is committed to helping customers build intelligent infrastructure, which includes the ability to take advantage of Machine Learning within their private and hybrid cloud environments. As part of delivering this vision, the Office of the CTO collaborates with customers and with VMware R&D teams to ensure the Read more...

Harvesting VDI Resources for HPC: Case Study

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High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads have traditionally been run only on bare-metal, unvirtualized hardware. However, performance for these highly parallel technical workloads has increased dramatically with the introduction of hardware support for virtualization, enabling organizations to begin embracing the numerous benefits that a virtualization platform can offer.  In addition, VMware has started offering vSphere in Read more...