atNorth and Parallel Works Partner to Provide Cost-Efficient Management of Sustainable HPC Resources on an Integrated Platform

Nov 10, 2022
atNorth HPCaaS computing resources are now available through Parallel Works as a single pane of glass solution, democratizing HPC and enabling hybrid workflows with cloud resources.


Reykjavik, Iceland – 10 November, 2022 atNorth, the leading pan-Nordic colocation, high performance computing and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced that it has partnered with Parallel Works, the SaaS platform for cloud HPC with hybrid workflow, to better support clients with high-performance computing application needs through a centralized hub to manage computing workflows.


Parallel Works is a middleware platform that operates as a single pane of glass and API server, empowering users to seamlessly run large-scale, hybrid parallel workflows across cloud and bare metal clusters to deliver results faster and speed time to market. The platform allows large enterprises like The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to build, configure and deploy scalable compute-intensive modeling, simulation and data analytics workflows. 


Parallel Works is driven by the same mission as atNorth — to accelerate innovation with high performance computing in the most sustainable and productive way possible,” said Guy D’Hauwers, Director HPC & AI, atNorth. This partnership is extremely important to us, as we look to better support our customers and their increasing HPC needs. The Parallel Works platform is strategically placed to bring fluidity to hybrid workflows across cloud and on-premises resources and is perfectly poised to help our customers drive better HPC simulations, workflows and applications in a cost efficient and sustainable way that has, until now, not been possible.”


Parallel Works makes HPC resources highly productive and easy to use by allowing customers to run advanced simulations and high-density workloads on large-scale computing clusters without specialized programming skills. The platform redefines HPC with its software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, powered by dynamic, lightweight elastic clusters with a simple user interface, along with scripting technology that automatically distributes jobs to deliver faster results.


We provide our customers with productive, cost effective and sustainable HPC to empower their product design and delivery efforts,” said Michael Wilde, Co-Founder and CEO of Parallel Works. These core pillars of our businesses align directly. atNorth balances cost efficiency and carbon footprint by using 100% renewable energy to power our customers’ computing, and enables us to support them in a sustainability-conscious manner.”


The Parallel Works HPC platform is based on the Parsl scripting technology developed by the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and NCSA, which makes the platform highly productive and easy to use by engineers and domain experts without the need for specialized coding and programming skills. Through its innovative, collaborative hub it has been used to create turnkey, pane-of-glass solutions for biomedical, AI, financial, logistics, engineering, materials science, and geospatial applications and to provide workflow automation solutions that are custom-tailored for today’s leading global organizations.


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About atNorth

atNorth is a leading Pan-Nordic data center services company that offers sustainable, cost-effective, and scalable high-performance computing across Iceland and Sweden. The company operates three data centers in strategic locations across the Nordics, while a fourth location is under construction in the north of Iceland.

With sustainability at its core, atNorth’s data centers run on 100% renewable energy resources and support circular economy principles. All atNorth sites leverage innovative design, power efficiency, and intelligent cluster operations to provide long-term infrastructure deployments. Its tailor-made solutions enable businesses to calculate, simulate, train and visualize data workloads in an efficient, cost-optimized way.

atNorth is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland. The business was founded in 2009 and subsequently acquired by Partners Group in 2022. For more information, visit atNorth​.com or follow atNorth on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.


About Parallel Works 

The Parallel Works platform allows customers in government, industry, and academia to easily access HPC resources across multiple resource providers, while monitoring and managing expenditure in near real time. The platform includes dynamic, elastic Slurm clusters and workflow orchestration tools deployed using Infrastructure-As-Code. The platform also includes machine learning services to virtually discover optimum designs using training data generated from multi-dimensional simulations.

Parallel Works Inc was founded in 2015 to commercialize research innovations in high performance computing (HPC) workflow management. For more information, visit par​al​lel​works​.com or contact us at info@​parallelworks.​com


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Press Contacts:

Laura Cameron / Natalie Palfreman

Kite Hill PR for atNorth

+44 (0) 7740 948 378

laura@​kitehillpr.​com / natalie@​kitehilllpr.​com

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