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Amazon Elastic Fabric Adapter: Anatomy, Capabilities, and the Road Ahead

Raghu Raja from Amazon gave this talk at the OpenFabrics Workshop in Austin. “Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) is the recently announced HPC networking offering from Amazon for EC2 instances. It allows applications such as MPI to communicate using the Scalable Reliable Datagram (SRD) protocol that provides connectionless and unordered messaging services directly in userspace, bypassing both the operating system kernel and the Virtual Machine hypervisor. This talk presents the designs, capabilities, and an early performance characterization of the userspace and kernel components of the EFA software stack.”

E-CAS Project to Explore Clouds for Acceleration of Science

Can the Cloud power ground-breaking research? A new NSF-funded research project aims to provide a deeper understanding of the use of cloud computing in accelerating scientific discoveries. “First announced in 2018, the Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS) project has now selected the six research proposals to explore how scientific workflows can leverage advancements in real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, accelerated processing hardware, automation in deployment and scaling, and management of serverless applications for a wider range of science.”

Univa Powers Million-core Cluster on AWS for Western Digital

Today Univa announced that Western Digital is using the company’s Navops Launch and Univa Grid Engine cloud software for large-scale deployments on AWS. “This successful collaboration with Univa and AWS shows the extreme scale, power and agility of cloud-based HPC to help us run complex simulations for future storage architecture analysis and materials science explorations. Using AWS to easily shrink simulation time from 20 days to 8 hours allows Western Digital R&D teams to explore new designs and innovations at a pace un-imaginable just a short time ago.”

Democratizing High Performance Computing: HPC Clusters — When you Need Them, How You Need Them and Where You Need Them

This sponsored post from Amazon Web Services’ Bala Thekkedath unpacks how deploying HPC clusters in the cloud gives you the freedom to get started when you want, and with the resources you want.  

Innovation Unbound: What Would You do with a Million Cores?

In this sponsored post from Ian Colle, General Manager-AWS Batch and HPC, for Amazon Web Services, he explores how we are always looking for resources to “do everything we want to do.” What if the number of cores were virtually unlimited? 

Imagine HPC with the Power of the Cloud

Running HPC in the cloud enables organizations to select and deploy an optimal set of services for their unique applications, and to pay only for what they use. This sponsored post from AWS explores how the cloud HPC market is growing at a significant rate and accelerating HPC innovation. “With HPC in the cloud, computational scientists and commercial HPC users can gain rapid access to resources they need without a burdensome procurement process.”

A Guide to High Performance Computing in the AWS Cloud

A new ebook from Intel and AWS explores how AWS cloud can mitigate some of today’s top HPC challenges and enable engineers and researchers to innovate without constraints. “Most HPC processing is still conducted using on-premises systems. But for those companies unwilling to invest in new hardware to handle peak demands, moving HPC workloads to the cloud may be the answer.”

Innovation on Demand

Get your results to market faster, simplify operations, and save money with flexible, configurable AWS HPC solutions that are proven to drive results for companies large and small in nearly every industry. Download the eBook to learn more.

HPC Cloud Drives Innovation & Accelerates Time to Results

HPC applications and workloads have been constrained by limited on-premises infrastructure capacity, high capital expenditures and the constant need for technology refreshes. But there may be an answer: running your HPC workloads in the cloud. “According to the report, hundreds of companies in life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, energy and geo sciences, media and entertainment are solving complex challenges and speeding up time to results using HPC on AWS.”

Innovation Without Limits — Your Guide to High Performance Computing in the Cloud

With flexible, unhindered access to Intel® Xeon®-powered compute instances and an array of Intel®-optimized software libraries available through the AWS Marketplace, your engineers and researchers can rapidly produce high-value answers to complex questions. Download the new eBook from Intel, and discover how enterprises and research institutions are maximizing productivity and saving on costs by moving their HPC workloads to AWS.