Data center clusters

Data Center Clusters

Nor-Tech’s HPC experience includes data center solutions comprised of CPU, CPU/GPU Hybrid clusters with our proven ability to design custom solutions to fit specific power and cooling requirements.

Balancing power and cooling is important consideration in the design stage to managing ongoing energy costs. Nor-Tech’s expertise includes the know how to integrate liquid cooling into the cluster allowing for higher computing density.

Nor-Tech’s expertise includes data center tier storage solutions with scratch, permanent, and archival levels of storage. The hierarchical storage approach marries high speed scratch storage like Lustre with permanent NFS or ZFS storage appliances while using tape or low cost HDD libraries for archival storage.

Nor-Tech’s cluster solutions are available on both Linux and Windows platforms. Linux clusters are available in both Open Source (ROCKS and Warewulf) and Commercial (Bright Computing and MOAB) solutions.

With proven successful installations at MIT, University of Syracuse, VA, FAA, Boeing, Gulfstream and many other sites; Nor-Tech has the expertise to meet your data center needs.

  • What sets Nor-Tech Apart from every other HPC cluster builder?

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    In a nutshell:

    • We start with the right tools for the job such as HPC-class RAM memory and Enterprise/Datacenter hard drives.
    • All clusters leave Nor-Tech already set to the client’s IP and DNS scheme; setup is plug & play at the client site.
    • We ensure each cluster is fully configured and ready to deploy when it leaves our facility.
    • We provide a complete set of references including user manuals, a network topology guide, and a Visio drawing.
    • We label all cables with ID tags on both ends.
    • We provide a customized bare metal cluster recovery disk.
    • Every client is asked to log into their new cluster just after burn-in completion to verify operation and setup users.
    • We assist clients with job script creation.
    • Our clusters all ship with Storage Guard to alert clients before their clusters run out of space; and ambient temperature monitoring and protection to protect clusters in the event air conditioning fails.
    • Our clients have the option of an onsite spare parts closet for minimum down time in the event of a hardware failure.
    • We guarantee no wait-time support.
    • Everything we sell is built by us in Minnesota and supported by us around the world.
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