Feb 22, 2011 – Nimbis Services, Inc. announced the formal release of an HPC ITAR Cloud Computing Portal in partnership with R Systems NA, Inc., for those users that require an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) export compliant computing environment. The HPC ITAR Cloud Computing Portal is a subscriber-based on-demand secure cloud service enabling Internet connected desktop users with click-through streamlined, provisioning, and use of R Systems High Performance Computing (HPC) datacenter resources.
If you require ITAR compliant HPC resources and your organization cannot provide them either due to lack of equipment, lack of compliance, or lack of availability, this solution is for you. Leverage off Nimbis' partnerships, agreements, and web based market place solutions for streamlined on-demand secure access to ITAR compliant HPC resources. Access to R Systems datacenter's HPC resources is through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection from your desktop machine.
Access is simplified using a single sign-on web based market place ecommerce environment throughout the entire process. The first step is to register as a user of our HPC ITAR Portal Program to establish your credentials. The second step is to purchase time on a dedicated R Systems ITAR login node which includes up to five VPN account connections to your login node and optional additional storage. The login node is your private home at the R Systems datacenter. Here you will store your application software stack(s), license server(s), job input data, and job output data. You may test run your application(s) on the login node before launching the application on an HPC cluster of compute nodes. The third step is the purchase of one week intervals of dedicated compute time on an HPC cluster of compute nodes. The login node may then be used to launch and manage your application on your HPC cluster including the preprocessing of input data, post processing of output data, and the storage of all of your jobs.
The HPC ITAR Portal service may also be ideal for users that are not performing US ITAR data processing but require the same level of security for the processing of company sensitive data.
About Nimbis Services, Inc. Nimbis Services, Inc. is a privately held technology corporation bringing an innovative technical computing market place to the cloud computing industry. Nimbis offers a suite of brokerage and ecommerce web services that connects users with third-party high performance computing (HPC) resources, commercial application software, and domain-specific expertise. Nimbis provides low-risk, low-effort, on-demand, "pay-as-you go" access to HPC for small to midsize businesses who are currently unable to move beyond technical computing on the desktop. A differentiating characteristic of our users is that they tend to be experimental and occasional HPC users, regardless of their size. Please visit dev.nimbis.net for more information.
About R Systems NA, Inc. R Systems NA, Inc. is a privately held corporation providing technical expertise and optimized HPC cluster resources to the commercial and academic research communities. R Systems’ project focus is providing fast and flexible HPC implementation, leaving users with the freedom to manage their core research objectives. R Systems’ agnostic approach to OS, hardware, and software ensures that a custom solution will match researcher requirements and expectations. Supported by expert technical staff, users avoid tedious systems management, making every project a value-added experience. The results are productive throughput while saving time and reducing cost. Please visitwww.rsystemsinc.com for more information.