[Beowulf] HPC cloud bursting providers?

INKozin i.n.kozin at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 22 04:21:53 PST 2017

Hi Jeff,
I have found that Alces Flight is a fairly easy starting point
They use AWS Cloud Formation. The template starts a login node and a
few compute nodes which can be scaled up dynamically using reserved or
spot instances. The latter is very attractive from the costing point
of view. While you can create a VPN to the cluster from your
on-premises network/cluster, the cloud cluster is meant to be a
personal one (single user). This is not bursting in the sense of a
"cloud" queue in the on-prem cluster but very easy to try.

On 21 February 2017 at 00:03, Jeff Friedman
<jeff.friedman at siliconmechanics.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Has anyone dealt with bursting from an on-prem HPC cluster to the cloud before? Are there any providers that stand out in this category? Quick searches reveal the usual suspects (AWS, Google, etc). Just wondered what real world experience has to say… :)
> Thanks!
> Jeff Friedman
> Sales Engineer
> c: 206.819.2824
> www.siliconmechanics.com
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