True turn-key HPC clusters
When you buy an Apex high performance computing (HPC) cluster from Advanced Clustering, you get a true turn-key cluster. You will NOT get a bunch of machines and some accessories that you have to assemble yourself. Our systems are configured, installed, and tested in our lab as a working high performance computing cluster prior to shipping.
An Apex Cluster is not just some nodes — it includes everything you need to have a working system:
Clusters are shipped complete with all nodes, cables, and accessories pre-assembled into rack cabinets. Cabinets are shipped on specially designed pallets with off-loading ramps, so it is as easy as rolling a cabinet into its final destination.
If this is your first system or if you would like extra assistance, on-site installation is an available option. We provide highly trained and experienced technicians who will help you with hardware or additional software setup and answer all your questions.
Custom setup and configuration
We offer no cookie-cutter clusters systems — everything is custom configured to your exact specifications. We offer a few sample models on our site, but many additional options are available. Each HPC cluster can be completely custom configured to your needs. If you don't see what you are looking for on our website, please use our custom system configuration tool so we can build your perfect system.
After you place your order, we will send you a custom order configuration form that allows you to specify details of your preferred software setup. This can be as simple as disk partitioning or setting IP addresses, to more complex tasks such as specific software packages, configuring network authentication, virtualization setup, or whatever else you need. If you have questions or want to discuss your options, the HPC cluster technician who sets up your machine is just a phone call or email away.
Check out our convenient order configuration form to see available options for your HPC cluster from Advanced Clustering!
Advanced Clustering's dedicated staff of engineers and technicians are always evaluating the newest technology. Our constant evaluation allows us to find new products or innovative solutions that make our Apex Clusters even better.
By using our strong vendor relationships and technical expertise, we are able to adapt to the latest hardware and software offerings, often much quicker than other cluster vendors. When a new processor or architecture is announced, rest assured that Advanced Clustering has a already tested it and is usually prepared to ship systems on the launch date.
To keep current with latest technology, we are constantly investing in our in-house test clusters, updating them with the latest components and testing performance, compatibility, and stability. Advanced Clustering launches a new product only after it has been fully tested and is production ready!
Extensive testing procedures
Over the years, we have tried numerous commercial and open-source products for our important hardware "burnin" and stress-testing procedures. We realized that none of products offered a complete and thorough test, so we created our own software: breakin. Breakin can find faults with systems that are poorly engineered or that are using substandard components, which often aren't found with other available burnin products.
Our breakin application is so powerful at finding hardware issues that it is now used by several major component manufacturers in their validation and factory testing procedures.
Because we believe in the ideals of open source and giving back to the community, breakin is available for free and under an open source license on our website. You can find more about breakin by clicking here.
Although we use our own breakin software for testing individual machines in your cluster, that is not the end of our testing process. After every system passes our hardware breakin test, it moves onto a cluster-wide test, which is performed after the system is installed with the final operating system, drivers, and software configuration.
All of our systems undergo this extensive testing process so that we deliver a stable and working out-of-the-box system to you.
Advanced Clustering Technologies has been in business since February of 2001. Since the beginning, we have been under the same management with owners who are involved in our daily business operations. We are 100% self-funded and have no outside investment, which means that we are 100% focused on you as a valued client.
Our goal is not to be a large, impersonal computer company, where you are just another number. We want to focus on and understand your HPC goals and work with you to meet them. When you talk to our sales and support team, you'll realize that customer satisfaction is our #1 priority.
A large portion of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. Take a look at our success stories and endorsements to see why clients tell us we stand out in the crowd of HPC cluster provider.
Since launching in 2001, Advanced Clustering has established itself as a leader in building high performance computing (HPC) clusters. Our Apex line of computing clusters have been sold to hundreds of organizations throughout the United States and Canada.
Our years of experience and history of providing quality solutions to our customers have allowed us to form strong relationships with our partners. Advanced Clustering has reached the highest levels in both AMD's (Platinum) and Intel's (Platinum) reseller programs, and we leverage these relationships to provide top-notch products and support to you.
Flexible purchasing options
Now that you have decided to purchase an HPC cluster solution from us: Thank you! We appreciate your business!
At Advanced Clustering, we make purchasing as easy as possible and have a variety of available payment options:
Contact Advanced Clustering about your new HPC cluster purchase and connect with our experienced sales and engineering teams. Our goal is to deliver the BEST cluster for your application and budget!
Buying an HPC cluster can be a long and complicated process — our team makes it as simple as possible! We will work with you to understand your application or codes, test various software and hardware combinations on our test cluster machines, and determine your air conditioning and power requirements to meet your specific clustering needs.
If you ever need assistance with your high performance Apex cluster, you can take advantage of our free Lifetime technical support. Our support policy is like no other and our expert team will treat you like the valued customer you are. Our experts have NO required quotas or performance metrics to measure — their only job is to ensure that your concerns are resolved quickly and efficiently.
In addition to our lifetime technical support, remote access support service is now included with the purchase of any cluster or individual system from Advanced Clustering Technologies. In the past, we provided email and phone support, but logging into remote machines (through firewalls, for example) could be challenging. With Bomgar software, which allows point-and-click access, our technicians can share customer screens and conveniently provide hands-on tech support remotely. We chose Bomgar software because it is Mac/Windows/Linux compatible and government security approved.
Contact our support team online or call our toll-free number to talk with an experienced team member who can help you quickly. All support issues are logged into our ticketing system so that no issue or problem is unresolved. We also offer valuable resources and information in the support section of our website.
In the rare event there is a problem that needs warranty service, we offer a variety of options to meet your needs. Packages are available in 1, 2, or 3 year increments in various service levels, including: 9x5, 24x7, and on-site service. Current warranty packages include:
Find out more about our warranty options.