This paper describes the reference architecture for the IBM Application Ready Solutions. The IBM Application Ready Solutions is a technical computing architecture supporting both compute and data intensive applications. Technical computing users are often "Technical" within their respective field (e.g., engineers designing automobile parts), but not experts in computer and software technology. Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have made significant investments to increase their application's performance and capability by enabling them to run in a distributed computing cluster environment. However, many users are unable to fully utilize the capabilities of these applications because they do not have the technical ability to efficiently deploy and manage a technical or HPC cluster.