Discover high-performance computing solutions from IBM

Tight deadlines, fast moving volatile markets, regulatory reporting requirements and the insatiable demand for new innovations have driven companies beyond their current and planned compute capacity. Keeping existing on-premises compute farms in stride with the latest technology advancements is impractical. And the realm of AI and deep learning has quickly crossed the boundary of high-performance computing. No industry is immune from the management mandate for deeper insights into customer and market behaviors. 

Secure, high-performance computing in the IBM Cloud® represents the opportunity to exceed business and scientific expectations. Reduce time to results through scaling vast numbers of parallel tasks on IBM Cloud while reducing costs by optimizing the right technology to meet the specific task at hand. Whether the workload requires a true hybrid environment or one that is fully contained in the cloud, the IBM Cloud has the solution to meet your needs.

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Benefits of HPC on the IBM Cloud

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Elevate performance

Bare metal and virtual servers use the latest CPUs (Intel and AMD) and accelerators, such as NVIDIA GPUs — including the NVIDIA Tesla P100, V100, T4 — along with SSDs, for the power needed for most mixed app high-performance computing and deep learning.

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Control costs

With a cloud model, pay only for the compute power you use for bare metal and virtual instances.

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Accelerate deployment

With choices for IaaS and HPC software solutions, you don’t need deep infrastructure expertise to configure and deploy powerful HPC workloads quickly.

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Trust the security

In the era of ever-present attacks and breaches, IBM offers a scalable suite of cloud security technologies and solutions that are made more robust and complete through pervasive encryption and AI plus automation and integration. When you work with IBM, you gain access not only to a full stack of IBM Cloud security services, but also to an IBM security team supporting more than 12,000 customers in 133 countries.

High-performance computing on the cloud spans industries

Electronic Design Automation (EDA)

  • Optical Proximity Correction
  • Design Rule Checking (DRC)
  • Simulation (like timing analysis)

Life sciences

  • Genome processing and sequencing
  • Pharmaceutical design
  • Molecular modeling
  • Protein docking

Film, media and gaming

  • Rendering
  • Computer-aided graphics
  • Computer-generated images
  • Transcoding/encoding
  • Image analysis and processing

Financial services

  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Risk analysis
  • Fraud detection

Government and defense

  • Intelligence work
  • Fraud analysis
  • Climate modeling
  • Weather forecasting
  • Energy research

Oil and gas

  • Seismic data processing
  • Reservoir simulation and modeling
  • Geospatial analytics
  • Terrain/topology mapping
  • Wind simulation

Build your high-performance computing solution on IBM Cloud

Look to the IBM Cloud for a security-rich, hybrid model and fully cloud-contained options that allow you to build tailored HPC solutions using the latest technologies.


Bare metal servers

The IBM Cloud provides the largest selection and capacity of bare metal servers. Get the virtually unmatched and easily scalable power of bare metal on demand with the option to integrate NVIDIA GPUs.

Virtual servers

Provision and scale on demand with public, dedicated, reserved and transient “spot” virtual servers.

Powerful Intel processors

Accelerate cloud workloads with Intel Xeon processors and Intel Optane technology running on bare metal and virtual servers.


Provision bare metal and virtual servers with cutting-edge GPUs, including the NVIDIA Tesla P100 and V100, to handle your most complex, compute-intensive workloads.

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Scale to exabytes of storage for your big-data workloads with hybrid cloud storage choices.

2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

Achieve exceptional performance levels on data analytics, EDA, AI, and other demanding computational workloads with bare metal servers powered by AMD EPYC 7642 and 7F72 processors.

IBM Spectrum Computing

IBM Spectrum® LSF

Gain faster throughput using intelligent, policy-driven scheduling for your HPC workloads, and add complementary services for storage performance optimization.

IBM Spectrum Symphony®

Respond to real-time resource demands with an enterprise-class grid manager that runs distributed applications services on a scalable, shared grid.

Serverless computing

IBM Cloud Functions

Execute code on demand in a highly scalable serverless environment.

Get started

Talk to an IBM Cloud specialist about accelerating your initiatives with high-performance computing on cloud.