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Oracle Cloud steps up to HPC Workloads at ISC 2018

Karan Batta from Oracle

Over at the Oracle Blog, Karan Batta writes that the company is working to make the Oracle Cloud one of the the best platforms for HPC workloads.

We designed our cloud with HPC as one of the core use-cases, and this influenced everything from our choice of server hardware to our data-center design with nonblocking network to ensure low-latency and high-bandwidth connectivity between compute nodes. Our new managed File Storage service is built with performance as one of its most important characteristics, enabling you to offload the management of a high-performance clustered file system.

Oracle also introduced instances powered by NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs at the GPU Technology Conference in March. Initially these instances were generally available only in our Ashburn, VA, data center in bare metal instance types. Today, we’re excited to announce the expansion of these instances to our London region along with the preview availability of virtual machine shapes allowing customers to get instances based on Intel Xeon Scalable Processors with 1, 2 or 4 NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs. You can find more information on our NVIDIA GPU microsite.

We understand how important the ISV and Partner ecosystem is to the HPC community. We’ve been making steady progress through our previously announced partnerships with important global ISVs such as Altair, Citrix, and Teradici.

In related news, Oracle announced a partnership with one of the global leaders in engineering simulation, ANSYS. ANSYS offers a portfolio of engineering simulation products to help customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

The partnership with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure enables our customers to run simulations in a bare metal environment with the same world-class experience and consistency that they have on-premises,” said Wim Slagter, Director HPC & Cloud Alliances at ANSYS. “The partnership expands on ANSYS’ Open Cloud Strategy—empowering customers with flexibility to run simulations on their cloud platform of preference.”

Y0u can read more about Oracle’s work with ANSYS, including initial benchmarks and performance testing on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Over the course of the year, you’ll see benchmarks, easy-to-deploy templates, and other fantastic tools to make it easy to deploy and run HPC software on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Oracle will showcase their HPC capabilities next week at ISC 2018 booth #G-822 in Frankfurt.

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