AWS New Bare Metal Instance: Courting the HPC Crowd by Combining Bare Metal Performance with Virtualized Cloud Functionality
Authors: Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway, Alex Norton
Publication Date: January 2018
Length: 3 pages
This Quick Take looks at Amazon’s recent announcement of a new EC2 Bare Metal offering that provides users with direct, non-virtualized access to a processor, memory, storage and related networking instance. Amazon uses custom hardware in an effort to wring out the highest possible performance from the basic hardware set up while still offering a full complement of cloud-based software support. This development is a positive one for HPC users looking to migrate workloads to public clouds as Amazon is addressing one of the most vexinghurdles of HPC in the cloud: the performance overhead of running applicationsin a virtualized, performance limiting environment.
Department of Energy Announces Request for Proposal for Exascale Computing Platforms to be Delivered Starting in 2021
Alex Larzelere, Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Alex Norton
This Quick Take looks at the recent announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) of the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for exascale systems to be installed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the 2021-2022 time frame. The RFP also says that a third system (different from the ORNL computer) may be installed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in 2022.
April 2018 | Quick Take
Updated HPC Market Forecast Compared To Previous Forecast
Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Alex Norton
This Quick Take presents the new Hyperion Research forecast compared to the previous (May 2018) five-year HPC forecast. The HPC market grew faster than expected in 2018 at 15.6% growth over 2017, resulting in sales of $14.5 billion for the year.
May 2019 | Quick Take