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Industries that Use Cloud Computing for HPC Applications

Figure 1 shows a loosely coupled system where there is no need for node-to-node communication at high speed.

Various industries have adopted or are in the planning and evaluation phase for using the cloud for HPC applications. Within the realm of technical computing, certain workloads are suited to a cloud-based HPC environment. Workloads could be considered either loosely coupled or tightly coupled. In each of the industries discussed in this article, multiple jobs submitted with different input parameters would be loosely coupled and not require a low-latency, high-speed interconnect, while a job that requires the use of multiple systems working in concert would be tightly coupled and need InfiniBand (IB).

insideHPC Special Report on HPC Weather Forecasting and Climate Research


In the pantheon of HPC grand challenges, weather forecasting and long term climate simulation rank right up there with the most complex and computationally demanding problems in astrophysics, aeronautics, fusion power, exotic materials, and earthquake prediction, to name just a few. This special reports looks at how HPC takes on the challenge of global weather forecasting and climate research.

New GPUs accelerate HPC applications


In the past few years, accelerated computing has become strategically important for a wide range of applications. To gain performance on a variety of codes, hardware developers and software developers have concentrated their efforts to create systems that can accelerate certain applications by significant amount compared to what was previously possible.

Critical Requirements for HPC in the Cloud

HPC Cloud

Users in HPC environments have requirements for using a cloud provider that are different than typical enterprise applications. Learn about the key considerations for ensuring maximum performance for running HPC applications in the cloud.

Why HPC in a Cloud Environment

HPC Cloud

A recent IDC survey indicated that about 25 percent of sites that ran HPC workloads are using some sort of cloud computing, and that just over 30 percent of the HPC workloads were being performed at cloud sites. There are a number of reasons to consider HPC in the cloud. Here are 5 good ones.

Meet Apollo – Revolutionizing HPC and the Supercomputer


It’s a different kind of computing world out there. The demand for more compute performance for applications used by engineering, risk modeling, or life sciences is relentless. So, how are you keeping up with modern HPC demands? Meet Apollo – creating next-gen HPC and super-computing.

Cloud Computing Models for HPC

HPC Cloud

This article describes the challenges that users face and the solutions available to make running cloud based HPC applications a reality. You’ll learn about different cloud computing models, potential economic savings and factors to consider when comparing an on-site data center with a cloud-based provider.

insideHPC Guide to Cloud Computing for HPC


Cloud computing is changing the way that IT organizations operate and innovate. While moving enterprise type applications to a cloud service provider is progressing, technical computing has been lagging in this transformation. This is changing, as the technology that once sat in a protected data center is now available in the cloud.

Developing a Plan for Cloud Based GPU Processing


For some applications, cloud based clusters may be limited due to communication and/or storage latency and speeds. With GPUs, however, these issue are not present because application running on cloud GPUs perform exactly the same as those in your local cluster — unless the application span multiple nodes and are sensitive to MPI speeds. For those GPU applications that can work well in the cloud environment, a remote cloud may be an attractive option for both production and feasibility studies.

IBM Storage With OpenStack

IBM Cloud Service

While there is much discussion and products in the market regarding cloud computing and the ability to spin up a virtual machines quickly and efficiently, the fact remains that without planning for cloud based storage, the data will get lost. Simply put, without storage, there is no data.