Cray Puts its Supercomputer in the Cloud

Cray is now offering its Urika-GX supercomputer as a cloud computing service, targeted at life-sciences customers looking for compute cycles to solve some heavy problems. This offering, done with cloud infrastructure provider Markley, makes Cray one of the last high-performance computing providers to give cloud computing a try. But few companies actually need it. Most […]

High Performance Compute on AWS, Google & Azure

High Performance Compute or High Performance Computing (HPC) most generally refers to the practice of aggregating computing power in a way that delivers much higher performance than one could get out of a typical desktop computer or workstation in order to solve large problems in science, engineering or in business. Today we are at the […]

Getting Started with HPC on AWS

Amazon Web Services was the first major cloud provider to offer services tailored to the unique needs of the High Performance Computing (HPC) community. This provided AWS an early set of adopters that supplied feedback and enabled Amazon to continually expand their capabilities to support a wider range of HPC workloads. Today, AWS has specialized […]

The Cloud is Now Ready for HPC!

In 2009 I wrote a blog questioning the validity of High Performance Compute (HPC) workloads running in the cloud. At the time, the technology in the public cloud was simply not ready to accommodate the types of workloads and communication patterns seen in the HPC space. We have come a long way since 2009. Today […]