[Beowulf] HPC cloud bursting providers?

Lev Lafayette lev.lafayette at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Feb 20 18:44:47 PST 2017

On Tue, 2017-02-21 at 12:40 +1100, Lachlan Musicman wrote:
> I know that it's been done successfully here by the University of
> Melbourne's Research Platforms team - but they are bursting into the
> non commercial Aust govt Open Stack installation Nectar.
> http://nectar.org.au

More specifically, part of Melbourne's node of NeCTAR is used a
partition for our HPC system, Spartan. We have tested cloud-bursting
with a further partition (reading 'bursting' as the ability to quickly
deploy a set of additional resources more or less "on demand"). We're
introducing external cloud partitions as well to the system.

Short version is the use of a cloud partition works really well for us,
and in particular suits our user profile in terms of the jobs they run

All the best,

Lev Lafayette, BA (Hons), GradCertTerAdEd (Murdoch), GradCertPM, MBA
(Tech Mngmnt) (Chifley)
HPC Support and Training Officer +61383444193 +61432255208
Department of Infrastructure Services, University of Melbourne

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