July 14, 2010
Amazon's cloud platform got a high performance boost this week with the announcement of its Cluster Compute Instances (CCI). CCI specifically targets HPC workloads, incorporating high-end CPU horsepower and a low-latency interconnect fabric into the company's popular EC2 computing on-demand offering. The new capability welcomes HPC into the most well-recognized public cloud in the world. Read more…
July 13, 2010
The announcement this morning that Amazon is offering Cluster Compute Instances for EC2 specifically for the needs of HPC users might just be that long-awaited game-changer when it comes to the viability of scientific computing in the public cloud. While it is fresh from a private beta and the results are promising, only time will tell to what degree users will snatch up this opportunity to have supercomputing power on demand. Read more…
July 13, 2010
Reflections on today's oddly-timed release of Amazon's Cluster Compute Instances (CCI) which will doubtlessly make the cloud quite a bit more attractive for a wider range of HPC users. It came as quite a suprise to most but is some of the biggest news to unexpectedly hit the wire in quite some time. Read more…
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