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What is it?
We use the term "Heavy Lift Computing" to denote any IT project that has one or more of the following characteristics.
Typical of these types of projects would be the transformations associated with mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate spin-offs (de-mergers), IT platform migrations, IT infrastructure consolidations and changes in operational IT sourcing models. In all of these projects you typically find a fixed deadline for completion driven by operational or business imperatives along with an undefined number of transformations on an ill-defined volume of data.
- Large data volumes to be moved and/or transformed
- Large numbers of objects that must undergo multiple state changes
- Rigid deadlines
- The "Mission Impossible" tag
Some research and development in the area of "High Throughput Computing" (HTC) have a bearing on the discipline of HLC however the problem domain in the enterprise is wholly different from that in the scientific arena and introduces a different set of priorities and drivers.
The Domino eXplorer tool set has been designed to address many of the technical challenges involved in Domino based HLC projects.