Verne Global, a provider of advanced data center solutions for high-performance computing (HPC), has been approved as a UK government supplier under the G-Cloud 10 (G10) framework. This framework provides the UK public sector with an efficient way to buy cloud-based products and services.
With its “best-in-class” HPC as a Service solution, hpcDIRECT, approved for the Cloud Hosting category, Verne Global provides the UK’s publicly funded research and science community with access to “flexible, scalable and ultra-low carbon HPC infrastructure.” Its industrial scale, HPC optimized campus in Iceland is now available to research institutions reliant on intensive computing – such as those in bioinformatics, engineering, geophysics, computational chemistry, and computer science – at the touch of a button.
“From advances in AI and machine learning right through to breakthroughs in engineering, genetics and life sciences, HPC is critical to driving innovation and gathering intelligence,” said Spencer Lamb, Director of Research, Verne Global. “The G-Cloud 10 certification of our hpcDIRECT platform provides the UK’s world-class science, technology, weather and medical research institutions with a technically excellent, highly scalable and environmentally sound alternative to running their applications in-house.”
As a customizable bare-metal dedicated server solution hpcDIRECT provides on-demand HPC resources. Verne Global’s data center facility in Iceland uses 100 percent renewable energy and would rely on a low-cost power grid, meaning that HPC applications for modeling, analysis, and simulation are “sustainably-powered.” With dedicated support provided by HPC specialists, the platform augments existing on-premise computing capabilities, providing additional HPC for on-demand and peak workloads.