Documentation and guides.

Check out our open source work, read our success stories or blog and download our latest white papers.

Get familiar with Alces Flight Compute.

Read our comprehensive documentation for Alces Flight Compute.

Alces Flight appliance docs.

Available online, our comprehensive Alces Flight appliance documentation provides an invaluable reference for working with Alces Flight Compute as well as simple-to-understand introductory user guides. The documentation is aimed at those interested in:

  • Grabbing a comprehensive view of our product

  • Seeking knowledge about the public clouds we support

  • Looking to get started on our product as quickly as possible

  • Checking out the latest developments

Advanced configuration options.

We understand that one size doesn't fit all. Advanced users may wish to adapt or configure clusters in different ways, and our open-source projects provide a self-service option that puts you in control.

From application and job scheduler configuration to integration with a site-specific authentication system or working with different storage and infrastructure platforms — it's up to you!

Of course, for those who want a little more support, our Advanced and Enterprise editions may be a better fit; please contact us for more information.

White papers.

Choose from our white papers — available for download with topics including:

Alces Flight Compute on AWS

Your guide to how Alces Flight Compute, Solo Edition, works with AWS.

AWS Spot Market and Alces Flight Compute

Want to get the best cost from AWS? Read up on how the AWS spot market works.

NFS Storage Solutions with Alces Flight Compute

Considering NFS storage? Here's how it works with Alces Flight Compute.

Data management on AWS with Alces Flight

Wondering how to make best use of AWS storage services? Discover their features and performance characteristics.

Using your own AWS VPC with Alces Flight

Already got your network configuration ready? Find out how to deploy Alces Flight Compute into your existing environment.

Networking with Alces Flight

Have advanced networking requirements? Read about our recommended performance settings for high-<performance networking and different network topologies.

Customising Alces Flight Compute

Need something tuned to your requirements? Use Alces Flight Compute's customization features to personalize your clusters each time they're launched.

HPC for Less on AWS

Reduce your costs by finding out when and how to deploy different instance types and choose the right storage service configurations for your clusters.

Enabling a parallel shared filesystem on an Alces Flight cluster

Discussion of methods for deploying an on-demand parallel filesystem to support an Alces Flight Solo compute cluster.

Alces Flight Solo clusters on IBM SoftLayer

Using Alces Flight Solo on the IBM SoftLayer public cloud platform.

Introduction to Containers on Alces Flight with Docker

Want to run container images on Flight? Here's how Docker can be used with Alces Flight on AWS to deploy containers.

Alces Flight Solo on Microsoft Azure

Using Alces Flight Solo on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

Alces Flight success stories.

Read a selection of successful real-world uses of Alces Flight Compute.

RSE Sheffield: Desperately Seeking Supercomputer

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The team at RSE Sheffield utilised Alces Flight on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a temporary supercomputer for a two-day training course in MPI for less than forty dollars.

RSE Sheffield specialises in improving research software in a range of areas. One of the many services they provide is hosting training courses for external providers. One of these training sessions, focused on MPI, required supercomputer access. Problem was their on-premises HPC cluster wasn’t available to host all the delegates.

Ellexus: Optimising for a changing environment

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Ellexus Mistral takes I/O profiling for genomic pipelines to the next level in order to maximise performance in rapidly changing public cloud environments.

Ellexus is the I/O profiling company. With a passion for providing the lightest to the most detailed analysis in reporting the team are dedicated to developing solutions for all I/O profiling needs. Their latest effort? Maximising performance in cloud high performance computing (HPC).

Sterling Geo: Breaking the boundaries, saving lives

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Sterling Geo’s partnership with the World Bank in large-scale unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) image processing surpasses technological limits to provide hope for millions of people in East Africa.

Sterling Geo is a geosolutions company with a passion for engineering geography. Within its UAV image processing facility it has been set a challenge: to harness the cloud for a collaborative mass mapping programme.

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