SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem is a complete grid computing platform that simply and easily transforms new and existing applications into powerhouse services with incredible scalability and low-latency performance. This combined environment delivers enormous computational and modeling power in a small, compact design that addresses issues of space, power consumption and manageability
SAS Grid computing can be a cost effective way to resolve IT issues in the areas of data, computing and collaboration; especially if they require enormous amounts of compute power, access to large data sources, execution and management of large numbers of SAS jobs, and complex processing cycles. SAS can be used in a grid environment to accelerate Business Intelligence, Data Integration and Intelligent Analytics in additional to the following key benefits:
- Enhanced Performance: Grid-enabled SAS applications can improve performance for all users since they can typically process more data or complex analysis in less time. Using SAS Grid Manager ensures that jobs automatically execute on the best available computing resource, increasing hardware and software utilization rates.
- Centralized Management and Reduced Complexity: SAS Grid Manager provides a central point for administering policies and prioritization to achieve business goals across multiple users and multiple research groups. It also reduces complexity by de-coupling the infrastructure from the SAS application allowing the clinician to focus on their research and not the infrastructure needed to run it.
- Increased Flexibility: Using grid technology, you can deploy a more flexible computing infrastructure that allows SAS applications to cost-effectively scale out by allowing additional capacity in single processing units to promote incremental IT spending. In this way, IT has more flexibility for increasing computing resources for current users or new business units as the needs of the organization grow.