Ruggedized portable clusters

Nor-Tech’s Ruggedized HPC Clusters

Nor-Tech’s ruggedized portable HPC cluster brings supercomputing capacity to nearly any location across the globe.

Nor-Tech’s ruggedized portable cluster brings supercomputing capacity to remote and field locations where HPC couldn’t go before. Leading aircraft manufacturers, global oil and gas businesses, major research universities, and the U.S. military are currently using our ruggedized clusters. Features and benefits include:

  •  Completely configurable.
  • Energy efficient and runs quietly with low heat generation, offering the highest available power at the lowest possible consumption—up to 128 cores on just two 120VAC 20-amp circuits.
  • The ruggedized chassis meets applicable military standards.
  • A double continuous gasket system with an automatic pressure equalization valve for optimal environmental protection.
  • Shock absorbers line the chassis, keeping the system protected from sudden impact as well as sustained vibration.
  • Sturdy, lockable casters roll smoothly–even over rough terrain–and can be removed and stored inside the unit.
  • End caps seal the unit while in transit and allow easy access to the components from both sides when removed. Users roll it out of the crate, detach the two end caps, and plug it in almost anywhere power is available.
  • The case is made of lightweight and strong aircraft-grade aluminum and can be individually branded with a logo and/or graphics.
  • It can be configured with a variety of operating systems.
  • Options include a shipping container with a rolling ramp.

Portable cluster rackmount cases are available in both commercial and military configurations with a variety of optional features to accommodate components. Other add-ons improve component organization and expand functionality of the rackmount cases.

  • 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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