Video: Oracle Steps Up with Bare Metal for HPC Cloud Infrastructure

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In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Taylor Newill from Oracle describes the company’s new Bare Metal for HPC Cloud Infrastructure.

Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services (BMCS) public cloud infrastructure. Oracle BMCS is a new generation of scalable, inexpensive and performant compute, network and storage infrastructure that combines internet cloud scale architecture with enterprise scale-up bare metal capabilities, providing the ideal platform for demanding High Performance Computing workloads.

Advantages include:

  • Performance. Bare metal servers, without a hypervisor, deliver uncompromising and consistent performance. Instances with Intel XEON and AMD EPYC processors, the latest generation NVMe SSDs, providing millions of IOPS and very low latency, are ideal for I/O intensive web applications, the most demanding big data workloads, and Oracle Database
  • Elastic and On-Demand Compute. True on-demand bare metal instances deliver elasticity for your workloads. Start, terminate, and monitor bare metal instances, and VMs, as needed, using the console, APIs, or SDKs
  • Security and Control. Bare metal instance isolation and dedicated access provide unparalleled visibility and control

In related news AMD recently announced the availability of the first AMD EPYC processor-based instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

The AMD EPYC processor ‘E’ series will lead with the bare metal, Standard ‘E2’, available immediately as the first instance type within the Series. At $0.03/Core hour, the AMD EPYC instance is up to 66 per cent less on average per core than general purpose instances offered by the competition.

With the launch of the AMD instance, Oracle has once again demonstrated that we are focused on getting the best value and performance to our customers,’ said Clay Magouyrk, senior vice president, software development, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. ‘At greater than 269 GB/Sec, the AMD EPYC platform, offers the highest memory bandwidth of any public cloud instance. Combined with increased performance, these cost advantages help customers maximize their IT dollars as they make the move to the cloud.”

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