Numascale Selected to Partner with 1degreenorth to Deploy On-Demand Big Data Analytics Infrastructure for Singapore’s National Computer Center

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Numascale Selected to Partner with 1degreenorth to Deploy On-Demand Big Data Analytics Infrastructure for Singapore’s National Computer Center

Numascale, 1degreenorth, and BlueData to utilize R, Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and analytics databases MonetDB and Neo4j in build.

Austin, Texas, November 16, 2015 – Numascale was selected to join 1degreenorth, BlueData, MonetDB, and Neo4j to provide on-demand High Performance Computing Big Data Analytics (“HPC-BDA”) infrastructure for the Singapore National Supercomputer Center (NSCC). The companies signed a one-year MOU earlier this month to furnish the infrastructure for experimentation and proof-of-concept projects for the big data and data science community in Singapore.

This HPC-BDA infrastructure will sit on NSCC’s new 1PetaFlop HPC cluster with more than 30,000 cores and 10 PB of high performance storage. The system will offer a self-service web portal that allows users to easily self-provision Apache Hadoop and Spark clusters, analytical databases such as Neo4J graph databases and MonetDB column-store databases, and analytics tools such as R and Julia, on-demand in a multi-tenant private cloud environment for big data.

“We are excited to be part of this project by providing Numascale’s expertise in HPC and in-memory analytics and deploying our end-to-end Internet-of-Things (IoT) framework into HPC-BDA,” said Morten Toverud, CEO, Numascale AS. “We have developed an innovative IoT framework for Smart Cities/Smart Factories in Singapore and we look forward to working with 1degreenorth and NSCC to accelerate Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives.”

Laurence Liew, founder at 1degreenorth, is likewise pleased about his company’s partnership with NSCC to enable the Singapore ecosystem. 1degreenorth supplies decades of experience in HPC, cloud, and analytics to the project team. “Combining HPC clusters, cloud paradigms, and big data analytics software will provide our users a dynamic, scalable, and yet cost-effective platform to experiment, prototype, and prove out their use-cases before investing further in their own infrastructure,” said Liew.

NSCC’s HPC cluster will be powered by BlueData’s software platform and will deliver high performance analytics in a Big-Data-as-a-Service solution for the Singapore organizations. BlueData’s mission is to simplify and streamline big data, enabling a cloud-like experience for on-premises Hadoop and Spark deployments. RStudio will be enabling the HPC-BDA environment with their RStudio Server and Shiny Pro Server tools. The HPC cluster will also enable a new generation of R-based data science work.

This initiative will launch in Q1 2016 and will target Singapore-based companies and government agencies that are looking to start a proof-of-concept (POC) using big data analytics, but are not yet ready to acquire their own system or are not able to run such a POC in a public cloud environment due to security, performance, or data movement considerations. The HPC-BDA system provides for a secure, multi-tenant private cloud environment for Apache Hadoop and Spark running on the NSCC’s supercomputers. Numascale and 1degreenorth will provide expertise and services to onboard companies in the use of the system, including data science best practices, consultancy, and training.

Visit Numascale in booth 1821 at SC15 to learn more about their partnership with the Singapore National Supercomputer Center and to view their Smart Factories demo.


About Numascale

Numascale provides turnkey systems for the Big Data Analytics market. Numascale combines optimized and maintained open source software with their unique cache coherent shared memory architecture to deliver solutions that scale and perform extremely well. This combined software and hardware solution is perfect for running in-memory analytics on large datasets, and provides an unmatched performance at a very attractive price point. Numascale is Bigger Data Analytics. For more information visit

About 1degreenorth

The 1degreenorth team has been developing and introducing leading edge technologies into Singapore since 1999, from Red Hat Linux to VMware to high performance computing clusters and clouds to analytics with the R statistical programming language. For more information visit


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