Techila Technologies has published an interesting Cloud HPC Benchmark Report. In comparing Amazon, Google, and Microsoft Azure, they come to the conclusion that a successful move to Cloud HPC is all about effective middleware.
All clouds are not similar. If the technical features of a cloud do not align with the needs of business, a solution which looks cost efficient can have a high cost of ownership. Based on customer demand, Techila Technologies publishes a report which benchmarks and analyzes the leading clouds in real-world high-performance computing scenarios: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft Azure. The goal of Techila Technologies’ benchmark experiment was to provide HPC customers with an easy-to-understand analysis and benchmark. Many users who are considering cloud as a HPC solution have said that a FLOPS/ USD and Gbps/ USD figures are interesting but they do not show the full picture. Raw processor power, available memory, or theoretical maximum data transfer rate do not always translate directly to application performance. Because of this, the focus of Techila Technologies’ benchmark experiment is on testing the performance of AWS, Google Compute Engine GCE, and Azure in real-world HPC use-cases, and on studying how the leading clouds can respond to requirements arising from HPC scenarios.