What is High-Performance Computing?

High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads are forecasted to be one of the fastest-growing workload types through 2020. With VMware, you can capture the benefits of virtualization for HPC workloads while delivering performance that is comparable to bare-metal. Our approach to virtualizing HPC adds a level of flexibility, operational efficiency, agility and security that cannot be achieved in bare-metal environments—enabling faster time to insights and discovery.


 Inside HPC: Guide to Virtualization

Inside HPC: Guide to Virtualization

Find out what the challenges are for HPC virtualization and more.

Virtualizing HPC and Technical Computing with VMware vSphere

Learn the aspects of virtualization that can greatly enhance the productivity of a HPC environment.

Agile HPC with VMware Cloud Foundation & UberCloud

Mohan Potheri and Thomas Francis at the Stanford HPC Conference

What Virtualizing HPC Does

Flexibility and Agility

Rapid provisioning of infrastructure on demand enables speedy iteration and scale-out—so you can spend more time attaining insights and less time on setup and retooling.

Operational Efficiency

Minimize setup and configuration time with centralized management capabilities. Simplify day-2 operations such as ongoing provisioning and infrastructure maintenance. Eliminate planned downtime through live migration.

Reduced Complexity

Take advantage of the industry-leading virtualization platform that your IT already knows. Our broad ecosystem of technology partners can help bring value-added services such as backup, security analysis, firewall and operations management.

Data Governance and Control of Sensitive Customer Information

Security isolation prevents VMs from seeing another VM’s data in the same cluster. Each VM can only access the virtual disk files that have been designated for it. This means increased VM and host security for you and your data.

Related Products

VMware vSphere Scale-Out

The latest vSphere edition has been custom-built with Big Data and HPC workloads in mind. Get insights faster with infrastructure on demand, centralized management, data governance and control of sensitive data.

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