Nor-Tech’s Entry Level HPC Cluster


Nor-Tech brings HPC clusters within the reach of most businesses and research organizations. In addition to being affordable, our entry level clusters are made with the highest quality components and are available with open source platforms. This is a highly scalable, cost-effective way for organizations to gain competitive advantage with high performance computing. A scalable entry level cluster makes a lot more sense from a performance, financial and space perspective than continually adding more workstations. For example, instead of buying 4 workstations, you can buy one cluster and get the results you need 3x faster.

Benefits include:

  • Quick return on investment
  • Better ROI because of intelligent resource and job scheduling
  • Can be integrated with open source platforms—which means no large recurring licensing fees
  • Easy Bare Metal Recovery
  • Quiet, runs on standard power, and has wheels–so can be used in an office, classroom, laboratory, or wherever

Check out the specs:icon-pdf Personal Cluster Model 1600 with OF & PV – 25Hrs.


The Support You Need When You Need It.

Nor-Tech is renowned throughout the scientific and academic communities for easy to deploy turnkey clusters and expert, no wait time support. This means that if you have a question, you’ll have the answer you need right when you need it. These entry-level clusters and all of our technology are made by us in Minnesota and supported by us around the world.


  • 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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