The preeminent research institution in Australia houses the country's most notable
research landmark and national infrastructure. It leverages cutting-edge science
and technologies to tackle intricate problems and promote human health,
environmental well-being, and industrial progress. Through a research and
development (R&D) approach, the institute employs sophisticated technologies
to analyze the smallest molecular details. Consequently, it generates and
stores vast amounts of data that necessitate high-performance infrastructure.
DiGiCOR worked with the Scientific Computing Specialist at Australian Research Institute, where on the organisation’s
behalf, proposed the Greenfield project to DiGiCOR. In collaboration with our network of vendors
and partners, we were able to negotiate and create a stream-lined solution that
first and foremost satisfied all their technical, budgetary and reliability requirements and expectations.
Utilizing HPC for Scientific Research provides the following benefits that Australian Research Institute achieved using the cluster proposed to them.
Reducing physical testing: HPC can be used to create simulations, eliminating the need for physical tests. This can save time, money and resources.
Speeding up calculations: With the latest CPUs, GPUs, and low-latency networking fabrics such as RDMA, coupled with all-flash local and block storage devices, HPC can perform massive calculations in minutes instead of weeks or months.
Enabling data analysis: HPC can help researchers handle large and complex data sets, such as genomic sequencing, climate modeling, or astronomical observations. HPC can also support artificial intelligence and machine learning applications that require high computational power.
Enhancing collaboration: HPC can facilitate collaboration among researchers across different disciplines and locations by providing a common platform for sharing data and resources. HPC can also enable cloud-based services that offer flexibility and scalability.
Required a full turnkey solution that could operate Australian Research Institute’s new science instruments
Workloads: able to run and store virtual machines, cache analysis, handling live
scientific data and bursts of data, and analysis of data through a HPC system
Fulfil the technical specifications and budgetary limitations compared with other vendors in the market
HOW WE HELPED
We brought our network of vendors to satisfy the organisation’s challenges, needs,
and better provide offerings in the landscape of competition.
Educate the organisation based on the latest cutting-edge technologies
and communicate our best simplified and vertically integrated solution options.
Supermicro SuperServer 1114S-WTRT
Able to provide better alternatives solutions and options towards a solution that was more cost-effective and also highly reliable.
Integrated, finely tuned, and bundling Intel, Supermicro, and Seagate as a streamlined solution.
Australian Research Institute required a full turnkey solution that could operate their newly adopted science instruments related to their Greenfield project during the growth period of the Synchrotron.
This type of project required general high performance compute and storage to handle:
Running and storing virtual machines
Handling live scientific data and bursts of data
Analysis of data through a HPC system
Ron Bosworth, a Scientific Computing Specialist from Australian Research Institute and the research organisation had a clear set of technical specifications and budgetary limitations comparable with other vendors in the market.
How We Helped
We worked closely with Bosworth and affiliate Australian Research Institute project members, bringing our
network of vendors into the conversation to provide a solution that not
only satisfied the organisation’s challenges and needs, but provided better
offerings in the landscape of competition.
This solution was highlighted through the progressive relationship from years of
reliable and effective solutions and services with Australian Research Institute. As a result, allowing us
to better understand the fundamental challenges and needs of this project, educate
the organisation based on the latest cutting-edge technologies and communicate our best
simplified and vertically integrated solution options.
To meet Australian Research Institute’s technical and budgetary specifications, we proposed an All-Flash NVMe-focused Turnkey solution based on the:
The purpose of (3) Intel 2U R2224WFTZSR server systems powered by
Intel Xeon Scalable in this project is to establish high performance
storage in running the required virtual machines, and performing cache analysis.
The purpose of the Seagate 4U J12C6XA16900DA JBOD with 1.69PB 106 bays in this project is to effectively and speedily
handle live scientific data capture with bursts of data and analyse the data within a HPC system.
Being able to bring our trusted partners and vendors into discussion with the situation and
competition landscape, Australian Research Institute provided many advantages against competitors
in terms of pricing advantages and services.
As a result,we were able to provide better alternatives solutions and options that shifted
away from the initial proposed solution from Australian Research Institute towards a solution
that was more cost-effective and also highly reliable. In addition
to all parts being integrated, finely tuned, and bunding
Intel,Supermicro and Seagate as a stream-lined solution.
Due to the nature of the Greenfield project,satisfying the project objective of establishing
high storage for virtual machines,analysis and data capture was simple
as a result of the tight collaboration between our expert team of presales,
sales and vendors . In addition to the solution meeting impact
and performance expectations of Australian Research Institute, stated by Bosworth.
Overall in the approach, Bosworth provided positive feedback throughout
the engagement phase between DiGiCOR and Australian Research Institute as we provided “interesting”
solutions and options of what Australian Research Institute required. This is complemented by the speed
and effectiveness of providing a solution to the problem. In addition to the
regular updates of delivery and expected time frames.