UberCloud Cites Progress in HPC Cloud Computing

January 13, 2017 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from HPCWire. Author: Editorial Staff.

200 HPC cloud experiments, 80 case studies, and a ton of hands-on experience gained, that’s the harvest of four years of UberCloud HPC Experiments. This article summarizes major findings, a discussion of roadblocks and how they have been resolved, and offers three examples from the latest 2016 Compendium of HPC cloud case studies.

HPC cloud experiments demonstrate progress in HPC cloud computing

After four years and 200 cloud experiments we are now able to measure cloud computing progress, objectively. Looking back four years at our first 50 cloud experiments, 26 of them failed or didn’t finish, and the average duration of the successful ones was about three months. Four years later, in 2016, looking at our last 50 cloud experiments, none failed; and the average duration of these experiments is now just about three days…

That includes defining the application case, preparing and accessing the engineering application software in the cloud, running the simulation jobs, evaluating the data via remote visualization, transferring the final results back on premise and writing a case study. Selected case studies from these last 50 cloud experiments were recently published in the 2016 Compendium…

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