Tag Archives: AWS

  • Scientific Computing in the Cloud Gets Down to Earth

    In a groundbreaking effort, seismology researchers have conducted a continent-scale survey for seismic signatures of industrial activity in the Amazon Web Services commercial cloud (AWS), then rapidly downloaded the results without storing raw data or needing a local supercomputer. “Using a traditional workflow, to download-store-calculate on a desktop, this work would’ve taken more than 40…

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  • Western Digital HDD Simulation at Cloud Scale – 2.5 Million HPC Tasks, 40K EC2 Spot Instances

    Earlier this month my colleague Bala Thekkedath published a story about Extreme Scale HPC and talked about how AWS customer Western Digital built a cloud-scale HPC cluster on AWS and used it to simulate crucial elements of upcoming head designs for their next-generation hard disk drives (HDD). The simulation described in the story encompassed a little over 2.5 million tasks, and…

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  • AWS Accelerates Data Transfer with DataSync

    Amazon’s new product, DataSync, accelerates data transfer. Yesterday, Amazon announced a new managed data transfer service that it claims can run 10 times as fast as open source data transfer schemes. The company says its AWS DataSync service uses network acceleration to simplify and automate data transfer between on-premises storage and Amazon S3 or Amazon…

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  • Pratt and Whitney Launches HPC to the Cloud to Push Jet Engine Design

    HPC and the cloud have an uneasy, lukewarm relationship. Some corporations running HPC environments take the view that they have the infrastructure and software capabilities they need to run their own often massive workloads and taking on the networking costs, security concerns and management hassles of running applications and keep data in the cloud doesn’t make…

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