– Innovative HPC appliance offers unprecedented ease of use, helps clients manage data security risks. –
Tokyo, Japan, June 18, 2018 – HPC cloud company XTREME-D today announced a prototype version of XTREME-Stargate (trademark pending), a solution that combines Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and an HPC gateway appliance to deliver a new way to access and manage high performance cloud. The appliance will deliver an entirely new HPC cloud experience via a robust UI/UX. It also offers non-traditional billing systems that charge based on job rather than on time consumed, as is typical for SaaS or IaaS.
XTREME-D, formerly known as XTREME-Design Inc., is well-known in Japan for architecting technical computing in the cloud. The award-winning company develops and sells XTREME-DNA, a cloud-based, virtual, supercomputing-on-demand service. XTREME-DNA was launched to cut costs and make it easy to build HPC clusters in just in 10 minutes.
XTREME-Stargate HPC Gateway is a small set-top linux appliance that can easily connect to HPC cloud with basic setup over a web portal using the XTREME-DNA interface. It functions as a “super head node” for HPC cloud clusters, providing access to on-premise, private, and public cloud without integration headaches, and allowing connections to baremetal cloud (either shared or dedicated), in addition to the public cloud vendors such as Azure and AWS that have always been accessible via XTREME-DNA.
The appliance provides a revolutionary dashboard with unprecedented dynamic and intuitive UI/UX for HPC cloud. The dashboard makes it easy to select from multiple HPC clouds and determine the best resources for each use of cloud, as well as to construct dynamic programmable workflows. The interface provides users with the anticipated cost of each workflow, as well as advanced and detailed cloud usage reporting.
XTREME-Stargate removes security concerns when using public or hybrid cloud by providing secure hardware-based data management and access to two types of dedicated HPC baremetal instances at the “secure” and “secret” security levels at the data center. In today’s climate security is paramount, so all clusters are located in data centers with a security level of Tier-3 or higher. XTREME-D has dedicated data centers in the US, Japan, and Singapore.
XTREME-Stargate IaaS comes in two flavors. Shared baremetal cloud utilizes public cloud services such as Azure and AWS and is less expensive, whereas dedicated baremetal cloud runs on XTREME-D’s own datacenters, and is faster and more customizable. Although XTREME-D’s dedicated baremetal cloud is more costly than its shared option, it is considerably less expensive than similar options offered by IBM, as well as easier to use.
“With XTREME-Stargate, users always have access to the most current infrastructure and environments, featuring all major HPC hardware vendors,” said Naoki Shibata, Founder and CEO of XTREME-D. “Stargate offers support for containers as well as GPU, FPGA, NVMe, and other HPC accelerators.”
XTREME-Stargate was developed to bring more features and larger-scale functionality to XTREME-D’s larger Enterprise customers. It is suitable for longer-term use, and allows for use of both private and hybrid cloud, whereas XTREME-DNA is a product for the small- and mid-sized market, and is mainly focused on public cloud use.
XTREME-D is currently looking for early adopters who are interested in participating in a Proof of Concept (PoC) program for XTREME-Stargate during Q4 2018. To apply, please visit https://xtreme-d.net/en/2018-xtreme-stargate-poc. XTREME-Stargate will be launched at SC18, with additional product features including official support of AWS, expanded support of various additional cloud services, and templates for high performance data visualization and parallel rendering (post-processing).
Visit XTREME-D at booth J-513 at ISC 18 in Frankfurt, Germany from June 25–27 for an eyes-only sneak peak at XTREME-Stargate.