Back in May 2011, I interviewed Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe to learn more about how the company provisioned a 10,000-core HPC Cluster in minutes using the company’s Grill Monitor GUI for Chef. Now the company has stepped up with an encore project that goes to the next level of scale:
We have now launched a cluster 3 times the size of Tanuki, or 30,000 cores, which cost $1279/hour to operate for a Top 5 Pharma. It performed genuine scientific work — in this case molecular modeling — and a ton of it. The complexity of this environment did not necessarily scale linearly with the cores.