With the democratization of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and the expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in research and industries, organizations require more flexibility and more simplicity in the way they provide end-users with computing resources.
We are witnessing a progressive shift from a full-CAPEX (Capital Expenditure / investment) on-premises model to a more hybrid way of consuming computing power: through a mix of CAPEX and OPEX (Operational Expenditure / services). HPC & AI as-a-Service models are increasingly popular. Bull, now an Atos company, had sensed it very early by launching its Extreme Factory offers (private and on demand) with its XCS web portal already in 2010. Web portals, like Atos XCS, can help stakeholders master the complexity of hybrid computing resources. Indeed, HPC end-users and their IT management often underestimate how accessing, managing and using HPC & AI resources through a web portal could make their lives easier.
If you are interested in how web technologies are helping HPC & AI blur the frontiers between on- and off-premise, CAPEX and OPEX, regular production and Cloud bursting, please download our white paper