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High Availability HPC: Microservice Architectures for Supercomputing

Ryan Quick from Providentia Worldwide gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Microservices power cloud-native applications to scale thousands of times larger than single deployments. We introduce the notion of microservices for traditional HPC workloads. We will describe microservices generally, highlighting some of the more popular and large-scale applications. Then we examine similarities between large-scale cloud configurations and HPC environments. Finally we propose a microservice application for solving a traditional HPC problem, illustrating improved time-to-market and workload resiliency.”

Adrian Cockcroft Presents: Shrinking Microservices to Functions

In this fascinating talk, Cockcroft describes how hardware networking has reshaped how services like Machine Learning are being developed rapidly in the cloud with AWS Lamda. “We’ve seen the same service oriented architecture principles track advancements in technology from the coarse grain services of SOA a decade ago, through microservices that are usually scoped to a more fine grain single area of responsibility, and now functions as a service, serverless architectures where each function is a separately deployed and invoked unit.”