Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller.

As the rise of cloud computing has boosted the fortunes of the hyperscale platforms, other service providers have sought to sharpen their focus on market niches. One example is Iceland-based data center specialist Verne Global, which is building its business around high-performance computing (HPC).

Today Verne Global introduced hpcDIRECT, a new HPC-as-a-service platform offering cloud hosting tailored for resource-intensive technical workloads. The new service will run in Verne Global’s data center in Keflavik, Iceland, but can be managed remotely by HPC users around the world. Verne Global is optimizing the hardware and network for hpcDIRECT based on input from its growing base of technical computing clients.

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