[Beowulf] Lustre on google cloud [EXT]

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Jul 26 00:36:27 PDT 2019

I try to avoid the phrase “cloud bursting” now, for precisely this reason.  Many of my users have heard the phrase, and think it means they’ll be able to instantly start work in the cloud, just because the local cluster is busy.  On the compute side, yes, it’s pretty quick but as you say, getting the data out there is time consuming, and if you keep it out there all the time, expensive.


On 26 Jul 2019, at 05:00, Joe Landman <joe.landman at gmail.com<mailto:joe.landman at gmail.com>> wrote:

The issue is bursting with large data sets.  You might be able to pre-stage some portion of the data set in a public cloud, and then burst jobs from there.  Data motion between sites is going to be the hard problem in the mix.  Not technically hard, but hard from a cost/time perspective.

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