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Rescale: Transforming High Performance Computing with the Cloud

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

When the world’s biggest companies faced their biggest and thorniest computing challenges, they turned to High-Performance Computing (HPC). HPC architectures were made to handle the most intensive compute workloads that a typical enterprise demanded. This high compute capability, however, also came with substantial capital investments and little of the flexibility and scalability that cloud computing offered other enterprise workloads.

Aiming to close this gap, Rescale has created a workload-centric, hybrid model that offers enterprises the ability to meet their HPC demands using existing investments and by leveraging the new generation of cloud-based HPC capabilities. The company provides a software-based HPC platform that works with both existing on-premises HPC environments as well as HPC services from the major cloud providers.

Rather than taking a hardware-centric approach, the platform acts as a workload orchestrator, profiling each workload based on performance demands as well as economic considerations and policies, and then deploys the workload where it is most appropriate — whether that is using existing on-premises or cloud-based HPC resources. The platforms administration portal provides fine-grained role-based controls, and the platform includes additional security controls to help enterprises meet stringent regulatory and compliance requirements. The company claims that this approach enables enterprises to satisfy their ever-growing HPC demands while protecting existing HPC investments.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at [email protected].

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.