High performance computing (HPC) is helping enterprises across industries tackle some of the world’s most complex challenges, from helping a petroleum company handle complex fluid dynamics simulations for reservoir modeling to supporting automotive companies as they design autonomous vehicles to helping aerospace companies create the next rocket or airplane design. When the potential of HPC […]
We know you’ve been wanting faster and easier access to GPU computing for AI in the cloud, so today we are excited to be the first major cloud provider to globally offer the NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU card currently being revved up in our data centers and will be available in the forthcoming weeks. NVIDIA […]
In recent years, an abundance of data has presented new challenges to companies. Increasingly, they’ve been turning to high-performance computing (HPC) to tackle these challenges. HPC is the process of aggregating computing power to accelerate system performance to solve large computation problems in science, engineering or business. The infrastructure for high-performance computing can be costly, […]
The current era of computing is driven by data. In this data-fueled economy, businesses and organizations are increasingly applying high-performance computing (HPC) techniques to harness the power of advanced analytics and machine learning. HPC is the use of “parallel processing” techniques to solve complex computational problems through computer modelling, simulation and analysis. Traditionally, most users […]
Companies that have requirements for disaster recovery (DR) across multiple data centers have had challenges in providing support for Systems Network Architecture (SNA) applications. These applications manage transactions by synchronizing responses across multiple stakeholders of a transactional flow. Examples of SNA applications are automated teller machines, medical records reporting and background checks for financial or […]
I was recently asked to participate in a few HPC cloud projects which brought me back to my HPC cluster days.
The big question is: Is it practical to run HPC computing in a cloud environment?
This month's #cloudchat featured moderator Cade Metz of Wired Enterprise, and panelists Addison Snell of Intersect360, Ram Rajamony of IBM Research, Dan Kuznetsky of Kuznetsky Group, LLC, and Walter Falk of IBM.
Today, we are used to speaking about desktop or test clouds, or maybe moving our email or CRM to cloud-based solutions. What do all these workloads have in common? They have some of the main characteristics to be a good candidate for cloud computing, but beyond that, they all are related to enterprise workloads with low or non-predictable demand for computing resources, do not generate a significant amount of data during application run, and are loosely coupled to the infrastructure.