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Video: Building HPC Clusters as Code in the (Almost) Infinite Cloud

Jeff Layton, AWS

Jeff Layton, Technical Business Development Manager, Scientific Computing at AWS

In this video from the AWS Public Sector Summit, Jeff Layton from Amazon presents: Building HPC Clusters as Code in the (Almost) Infinite Cloud. His guest speaker is Dr. Panagiotis Spentzouris from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Every day, the computing power of high-performance computing clusters helps scientists make breakthroughs, such as proving the existence of gravitational waves and screening new compounds for new drugs. Yet building HPC clusters is out of reach for most organizations, due to the upfront hardware costs and ongoing operational expenses. Now the speed of innovation is only bound by your imagination, not your budget. Researchers can run one cluster for 10,000 hours or 10,000 clusters for one hour anytime, from anywhere, and both cost the same in the cloud. And with the availability of Public Data Sets in Amazon S3, petabyte scale data is instantly accessible in the cloud. Learn how to build HPC clusters on the fly, leverage Amazon’s Spot market pricing to minimize the cost of HPC jobs, and scale HPC jobs on a small budget, using all the same tools you use today, and a few new ones too.

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