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Exxact's Configurable Solutions Enable High Performance Computing on All Levels

June 20, 2024
5 min read
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Introduction

In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, industries around the world are increasingly reliant on seamless and turnkey computer hardware solutions. Whether it’s in healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, education, or any type of research, the need for high-performance computing to solve complex problems is prevalent, whether it's for simulation, data analytics, machine learning, and/or AI.

However, figuring out what kind of hardware you need for your research or business needs can be daunting, difficult, and outside your expertise. At Exxact, we recognize the challenges and are dedicated to delivering optimized solutions based on your computing goals, so you can continue your groundbreaking innovation.

Modernizing Hardware and Research

If you find yourself staring at the clock while competition is cruising right past, it's high time for an upgrade.

Simulation, analytics, artificial intelligence – all of these workloads are highly specialized and require different computing requirements. Revolutionizing and modernizing your research with novel approaches keeps your research relevant. And modernizing your hardware can keep your research competitive.

Exxact has over 30 years in the industry with invaluable experience, from providing individual researchers with multi-GPU workstations to deploying multi-node multi-cluster solutions for large-scale enterprises. With a strong emphasis on GPU-accelerated computing, partnerships with the top hardware vendors, and the most complete stock of computer hardware, we are confident we can deliver an optimized solution for your workload, no matter what.

Read the case study about how Exxact helped jumpstart research lab TandemAI’s goal of democratizing computer-aided drug design via a web access and job submission portal. Our expertise in configuring molecular dynamics GPU solutions assisted TandemAI by building and configuring a full cluster of GPU servers.

Exxact Enables HPC at TandemAI in Democratizing Computer Aided Drug Discovery

Enabling Research

Cloud computing is an option for high-performance computing due to its low barrier of entry, and low start-up cost options. However, the budget might not permit long-term usage, especially if your workload is highly intensive and takes multiple iterations.

Think about owning versus renting. If you constantly rent a tool that you will use often, eventually the cost to rent will exceed the cost of owning. While ownership of an on-premise solution has a high startup cost, the total cost of ownership will be lower with the flexibility of owning your hardware where multiple calculation iterations don’t cost extra.

Sometimes, high-performance computing is imperative for your workload but cloud computing is not an option. This is the case for research labs and institutes where sensitive data is part of their workload. The healthcare industry is notorious for keeping its data safe from ever entering the online data stream, protecting personal and hospital data from potential breaches. Thus cloud computing and other forms of network-based computing are often off the table for these institutions unless they are willing to jump through multiple hoops to ensure a high level of security.

The University of Montreal funds a cognitive neuroscience and computational psychiatry lab that analyzes the brains of patients with mental health disorders. For Dr. Guillaume Dumas and the Precision Psychiatry and Social Physiological (PSPP) Team to run prototype AI and machine learning models on this private patient data, a local workstation was in order. Read more about Dr. Dumas and his team’s research and how our team at Exxact helped deliver the optimal solution for their needs.

Exxact Enables HPC at Univesity of Montreal for AI and ML to Study the Brain and Mental Disorders

Guidance on the Process

A capable high-performance system shouldn’t cost a fortune. And it doesn’t! In TandemAI’s example, they needed multiple nodes of GPU-accelerated servers to fuel their endeavors, but Dr. Dumas’s research lab only needed a workstation (albeit a 4-GPU blazingly fast one). Not every deployment needs to be a full-fledged data center and most workloads can run on a workstation. At Exxact, we believe in simplicity without compromise. A solution that just works. Here’s how we help:

We know selecting the right hardware, form factor, air-cool or liquid-cooled, TDP, and everything else in between can become daunting. We guide you through the process, understand your goals, and squeeze the most optimal computing power into your designated budget, ensuring the best performance for the price.

If you’re upgrading or transitioning from cloud computing, our computing solutions ensure a hassle-free shift, providing compute flexibility, more control, and best of all, ownership of your hardware.

For those knowledgeable in the specific hardware needed, Exxact’s solution configurator makes it easy to get started. Select your preferred platform, pick your components, and get an official quote. And if there are any questions, our engineers are ready to help.

Exxact system configurator for customizing your own workstations or servers.

Exxact has worked with small business operations and top-tier research institutions, including MIT and UC Berkley, to get their HPC and AI infrastructure right. Whether you're in a garage tinkering or in a cutting-edge lab solving worldwide issues, groundbreaking research starts with the right computing solution that can get you across the finish line. At Exxact, we pride ourselves on delivering turnkey solutions at competitive pricing with fast turnaround time. Each system is made to order, stress-tested, and validated for optimal performance so you can hit the ground running. Scale your research and fuel your innovation with Exxact.

Fueling Innovation with an Exxact Designed Computing Cluster

Training AI models on massive datasets can be accelerated exponentially with the right computing infrastructure. It's not just a bunch of high-performance compute nodes, but a tool to propel and accelerate your research.

Get a Quote Today

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Exxact's Configurable Solutions Enable High Performance Computing on All Levels

June 20, 20245 min read

Introduction

In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, industries around the world are increasingly reliant on seamless and turnkey computer hardware solutions. Whether it’s in healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, education, or any type of research, the need for high-performance computing to solve complex problems is prevalent, whether it's for simulation, data analytics, machine learning, and/or AI.

However, figuring out what kind of hardware you need for your research or business needs can be daunting, difficult, and outside your expertise. At Exxact, we recognize the challenges and are dedicated to delivering optimized solutions based on your computing goals, so you can continue your groundbreaking innovation.

Modernizing Hardware and Research

If you find yourself staring at the clock while competition is cruising right past, it's high time for an upgrade.

Simulation, analytics, artificial intelligence – all of these workloads are highly specialized and require different computing requirements. Revolutionizing and modernizing your research with novel approaches keeps your research relevant. And modernizing your hardware can keep your research competitive.

Exxact has over 30 years in the industry with invaluable experience, from providing individual researchers with multi-GPU workstations to deploying multi-node multi-cluster solutions for large-scale enterprises. With a strong emphasis on GPU-accelerated computing, partnerships with the top hardware vendors, and the most complete stock of computer hardware, we are confident we can deliver an optimized solution for your workload, no matter what.

Read the case study about how Exxact helped jumpstart research lab TandemAI’s goal of democratizing computer-aided drug design via a web access and job submission portal. Our expertise in configuring molecular dynamics GPU solutions assisted TandemAI by building and configuring a full cluster of GPU servers.

Enabling Research

Cloud computing is an option for high-performance computing due to its low barrier of entry, and low start-up cost options. However, the budget might not permit long-term usage, especially if your workload is highly intensive and takes multiple iterations.

Think about owning versus renting. If you constantly rent a tool that you will use often, eventually the cost to rent will exceed the cost of owning. While ownership of an on-premise solution has a high startup cost, the total cost of ownership will be lower with the flexibility of owning your hardware where multiple calculation iterations don’t cost extra.

Sometimes, high-performance computing is imperative for your workload but cloud computing is not an option. This is the case for research labs and institutes where sensitive data is part of their workload. The healthcare industry is notorious for keeping its data safe from ever entering the online data stream, protecting personal and hospital data from potential breaches. Thus cloud computing and other forms of network-based computing are often off the table for these institutions unless they are willing to jump through multiple hoops to ensure a high level of security.

The University of Montreal funds a cognitive neuroscience and computational psychiatry lab that analyzes the brains of patients with mental health disorders. For Dr. Guillaume Dumas and the Precision Psychiatry and Social Physiological (PSPP) Team to run prototype AI and machine learning models on this private patient data, a local workstation was in order. Read more about Dr. Dumas and his team’s research and how our team at Exxact helped deliver the optimal solution for their needs.

Guidance on the Process

A capable high-performance system shouldn’t cost a fortune. And it doesn’t! In TandemAI’s example, they needed multiple nodes of GPU-accelerated servers to fuel their endeavors, but Dr. Dumas’s research lab only needed a workstation (albeit a 4-GPU blazingly fast one). Not every deployment needs to be a full-fledged data center and most workloads can run on a workstation. At Exxact, we believe in simplicity without compromise. A solution that just works. Here’s how we help:

We know selecting the right hardware, form factor, air-cool or liquid-cooled, TDP, and everything else in between can become daunting. We guide you through the process, understand your goals, and squeeze the most optimal computing power into your designated budget, ensuring the best performance for the price.

If you’re upgrading or transitioning from cloud computing, our computing solutions ensure a hassle-free shift, providing compute flexibility, more control, and best of all, ownership of your hardware.

For those knowledgeable in the specific hardware needed, Exxact’s solution configurator makes it easy to get started. Select your preferred platform, pick your components, and get an official quote. And if there are any questions, our engineers are ready to help.

Exxact has worked with small business operations and top-tier research institutions, including MIT and UC Berkley, to get their HPC and AI infrastructure right. Whether you're in a garage tinkering or in a cutting-edge lab solving worldwide issues, groundbreaking research starts with the right computing solution that can get you across the finish line. At Exxact, we pride ourselves on delivering turnkey solutions at competitive pricing with fast turnaround time. Each system is made to order, stress-tested, and validated for optimal performance so you can hit the ground running. Scale your research and fuel your innovation with Exxact.

Fueling Innovation with an Exxact Designed Computing Cluster

Training AI models on massive datasets can be accelerated exponentially with the right computing infrastructure. It's not just a bunch of high-performance compute nodes, but a tool to propel and accelerate your research.

Get a Quote Today

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