Originally published at HPCatDell on Aug. 8, 2014

by Christine Fronczak

Trying to determine the return on investment (ROI) offered when companies adopt high performance computing can prove to be a difficult challenge. However, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is now helping companies in industries like manufacturing and engineering to better predict what ROI can be expected when HPC is adopted. 

The NCSA is allowing these organizations to test software to see how costly any required software licenses will be. Since this type of software can be extremely expensive, understanding the ROI that HPC offers across every phase of a product design cycle is the best way for companies to determine whether the investment is worthwhile. 

Using NCSA's iForge cluster, companies can better understand what performance and scalability gains will be realized under various conditions. The iForge HPC cluster incorporates 144 Dell PowerEdge servers featuring updated 10-core Intel Xeon E5 2680 v2 processors.

You can learn more about how NCSA is helping these organizations, and the important role iForge plays in the process, at Tech Page One or in this case study.