Alces Software has a mission. Our aim is to deliver complete, fully-featured high-performance compute clusters that meet the requirements of a diverse user base.

High Performance Computing is complex.

The huge variety of hardware platforms and software distributions available is difficult to navigate with compatibilities changing day by day. Building a large environment requires careful planning and execution to avoid spiraling costs and management headaches later on. It’s no wonder that so many information technology projects overrun both their budget and timetables.

We are a small, agile company with experienced contractors capable of augmenting your existing IT staff to deliver complex systems within tight time frames. Based in the UK, we feature competitive rates with discounts for repeat and academic customers.

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Innovative solutions to complex problems.

Our team of experienced system architects, technical writers and software developers can help you deliver high quality, customized solutions specifically for your target market. From contributing to competitive proposals to implementing and supporting the final solution, our aim is to enhance your business to enable delivery of complex HPC, compute and storage systems.

Our software solutions are designed to help you successfully navigate the changing software landscape to deliver cost-effective solutions that exceed your expectations.

Lowering the barriers to entry »

HPC for people who just want to compute.

Your system administrator might dedicate several days a week to your email or file server, but when a cluster has many dozens or hundreds of nodes, you need something better than just an operating system. Our tools are designed to reduce the total cost of ownership for compute clusters, providing time-saving tools and utilities that increase productivity, reduce downtime and enhance the experience for cluster users.

From deploying large clusters in a handful of minutes, or migrating terabytes of data between different storage tiers, our software can help you build an optimal environment for your HPC workloads.

Software that makes your life easier »

Delivering computer systems is a complex task.

We can provide your business with HPC cluster integration services to install Linux based cluster stacks on X86 compatible servers and storage. We have experience installing and deploying a wide range of open-source and commercial software including:

  • Alces Software HPC Stack for Linux
  • Lustre parallel filesystem
  • Grid Engine/Open Grid Scheduler
  • Torque/Maui cluster scheduler
  • Commercial compiler suites
  • Open-source scientific applications

Keeping HPC focussed on doing »

Delivering complex systems that work.

We can deliver fully-working, acceptance tested solutions directly to your site from our UK-based staging centre. By remaining vendor-neutral, we can provide advice on the latest and greatest hardware and software products to meet your requirements and budget.

With in-house specialists in both ethernet and InfiniBand network design and deployment, our engineering team has the knowledge to cost-effectively integrate server and storage hardware to deliver optimum results. For high-density environments, we partner with liquid-cooling specialists to provide effective cooling and power distribution for even the most challenging configurations.

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When your system is down, everyone needs someone they can call for advice.

We can provide support packages covering HPC cluster and storage systems varying from business-hours email and telephone coverage to fully-managed 24/7 reporting. Our experienced engineers can take the lead in managing software issues as well as diagnosing and reporting on your hardware status.

Commercial code-base support packages are also available in collaboration with our partners for popular application and filesystem technologies. We also provide education services, providing your system administrators and users with the knowledge they need to run their own services and get the most from their HPC investments.

Support when and how you need it »