High Performance Cluster on Amazon EC2

This eighteen minute long video offers a step by step demonstration of setting up a high performance cluster with 8 nodes and 64 cores, using Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) service.

Screencast: Building a High Performance Cluster with Amazon Web Services – [youtube.com]

This video introduces Amazon EC2 and demonstrates how to create and launch high performance cluster instances. We then walk through how to build an 8-node, 64 core, ad-hoc cluster and run a molecular dynamics simulation.

With Amazon Web Services, businesses and researchers can easily fulfill their high performance computational requirements with the added benefit of ad-hoc provisioning and pay-as-you-go pricing.

High Performance Computing (HPC) – [amazon.com]

Researchers and businesses alike have complex computational workloads such as tightly coupled parallel processes or demanding network-bound applications, from genome sequencing to financial modeling. Regardless of the application, one major issue affects them both: procuring and provisioning machines. In typical cluster environments, there is a long queue to access machines, and purchasing dedicated, purpose-built hardware takes time and considerable upfront investment.
With Amazon Web Services, businesses and researchers can easily fulfill their high performance computational requirements with the added benefit of ad-hoc provisioning and pay-as-you-go pricing.

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