Lenovo is introducing TruScale High Performance Computing as a Service (HPCaaS). Thereby, the organization moves to compete with Dell and HPE, two established HPCaaS providers.
HPCaaS products provide high-performance computing power on a subscription basis. HPE GreenLake HPC and Dell Apex HPC are two successful examples. With the introduction of TruScale HPCaaS, Lenovo is venturing into new territory.
The organization promises a fixed price for high-performance computing power. Lenovo manages the HPC clusters that provide the computing power. A major difference from Lenovo’s existing HPC services, where supercomputers are installed at customer sites. HPCaaS maintenance costs are lower, most management is outsourced, and the initial investment is minimal.
Lenovo installs drivers in a customer’s data center and delivers computing power on-demand. The choice to manage workloads on-premises is calculated. In this way, Lenovo hopes to provide an additional layer of security. Job scripts (requests to clusters to deliver computing power) are created and sent onsite. During the process, there is no way to manipulate the scripts from outside an organization’s network.
Lenovo is determined to establish itself as an infrastructure service provider. At the end of 2021, Vladimir Rozanovich (Lenovo’s head of US operations) shared plans that aspire to increase the organization’s market value by tens of billions of euros. The introduction of TruScale HPCaaS is ambitious — and that’s exactly what it’s meant to be.