Nor-Tech Builds Optimized HPC Clusters for Faster Simulations

The SIMULIA brand of Dassault Systèmes provides simulation applications running on advanced HPC clusters that enable users to explore real-world behavior of products, nature, and life. The foundational software, or HPC “middleware,” required to manage an HPC cluster can also ensure that application workloads take best advantage of the underlying hardware resources. That is why Nor-Tech, an HPC cluster builder, relies on Intel® HPC Orchestrator as its HPC middleware stack to build the best clusters for their clients.

Challenge developing HPC clusters is complicated and requires a wide range of open source and commercial software components to manage resources and optimize them for customer applications. Assembling and maintaining these components is multifaceted and time consuming. Customers running simulations using the SIMULIA Abaqus and multiphysics applications, which are optimized for Intel® architecture (IA), need an integrated set of HPC middleware that is also optimized for IA, reliable, easy to use, and provides comprehensive system monitoring and control.

Solution Nor-Tech builds HPC clusters targeting Abaqus simulation workloads using Intel® HPC Orchestrator, a comprehensive, integrated, and fully-supported suite of software tools and libraries designed for Intel HPC clusters and supported by Intel.