The Driving Force for OpenStack in Research Computing
StackHPC was formed in 2016 and is based in Bristol, UK. Despite being a new startup, the company is built upon extensive expertise in high-performance computing (HPC), software-defined networking (SDN), software engineering and OpenStack.
Our motivation is:
- To bring technologies and capabilities from the HPC space into cloud infrastructure.
- To help organisations to bring research computing workloads into a cloud environment in a way that unlocks flexibility, maintains performance and to the fullest extent possible exploits the advantages of new approaches in cloud computing.
- To address the shortcomings of cloud technologies for meeting the demands of High-Performance Computing and High-Performance Data Analytics.
- To contribute upstream and share our knowledge with the wider OpenStack community.
How We Work
We aim to build upon the capabilities of both cloud and HPC to create unified, converged platforms that exploit the strengths of both paradigms.
We aim to develop new solutions to the problems faced by the research computing community that could not be satisfied using conventional approaches in either paradigm.
We aim to help clients familiar with conventional HPC environments to exploit the opportunities of cloud infrastructure to the fullest possible extent.
We aim to help clients already using software-defined infrastructure to understand the bottlenecks of their systems and achieve new levels of performance.