Tag: virtual machines
Countless case studies demonstrate impressively the importance of HPC for engineering and scientific insight, product innovation, and market competitiveness. But so far HPC was mostly in the hands of a relatively small elite crowd, not easily accessible by the large majority. In this article, however, we argue that – despite the ever increasing complexity of Read more…
A team of researchers, with backing from Amazon Web Services, set about to explore the viability of running computational experiments on virtualized hardware–specifically, Amazon’s public cloud. Their findings confirm that there are benefits but also explore some of the challenges that persist. We talk with one of the leads of the “experiment on experiments” to learn more.
Implementing an aggressive virtualization strategy involving over 300,000 endpoints, including 15,000 servers, 29,000 workstations and several other sources of input is no simple task. American retail giant Target announced how it managed the feat, while at the same time giving Microsoft some credibility in its role in a sphere dominated by stiff competition.
Cloud computing is swallowing the world and taking HPC with it.