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URGENT HPC CAN BURST AFFORDABLY TO THE CLOUD
One of the benefits of the public cloud is that it allows HPC centers to experiment and push the limits of scalability in a way they could never do if they had to requisition, budget, and install machinery on premises. For a fairly modest sum at least compared to acquiring a large cluster – they can do their experiments and perhaps help us all make better economic decisions about when, where, and how we run HPC workloads. The Clemson University School of Computing recently set a new record for HPC in the cloud by running a data intensive application on 2.14 million virtual CPUs. This breaks Clemson’s previous record of 1.1 million vCPUs, which was also set by Clemson in 2017. HPC in the cloud at scale is now a reality as the Clemson team clearly showed that any organization with approximately $50,000 in budget can build, provision, and run a cloud-based, leadership-class supercomputer for precisely as long as it takes to do a particular simulation. READ MORE