A Toolkit for Materials Scientific Cloud Computing

July 5, 2013

Researchers from the physics department at the University of Washington at Seattle, through a grant from the National Science Foundation, created what they call a ‘virtual platform’ for scientific cloud computing, or SC2VP, which they simply named “SC2IT” for scientific cloud computing interface tools. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

Running Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Cloud

May 16, 2013

When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Running Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Cloud

May 16, 2013

When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

HPC in the Cloud Research Roundup

March 15, 2013

The top HPC cloud research story this week addresses the question: What if it were possible to cheaply and easily test the suitability of moving to a cloud platform – a virtual "try it before you buy it"? In other items, researchers explore the reliability of HPC cloud, take another pass at GPU virtualization, and evaluate I/O performance in Amazon's EC2 cloud. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Microsoft Outfits Azure Cloud for Big Compute

November 13, 2012

Microsoft has unveiled a set of "big compute" capabilities for its Windows Azure offering. The company is courting the HPC space with more powerful hardware, new instance configurations, and the updated Microsoft HPC Pack 2012. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Microsoft Outfits Azure Cloud for Big Compute

November 13, 2012

Microsoft has unveiled a set of "big compute" capabilities for its Windows Azure offering. The company is courting the HPC space with more powerful hardware, new instance configurations, and the updated Microsoft HPC Pack 2012. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

When Time Is of the Egress: Optimizing Your Transfers

July 31, 2012

Traditionally running scientific workloads in AWS provides a diverse toolkit that allows researchers to easily sling data around different time zones, regions, or even globally once the data is inside of the infrastructure sandbox. However, getting data in and out of AWS has historically been more of a challenge. Cycle Computing's Andrew Kaczorek and Dan Harris offer some helpful tips on optimizing ingress and egress transfers. Read more…

By Andrew Kaczorek and Dan Harris

Pocket Sized Shots of Techila

June 26, 2012

Cloud computing offers highly flexible and available compute capacity for a variety of applications. However, the act of provisioning those resources can be rather complicated, requiring a certain level of expertise and consequently reducing cloud adoption. In 2005, Techila was created to simplify the act of using the cloud, developing middleware to bridge applications to external compute resources. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

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