[Beowulf] HPC cloud bursting providers?
Justin Y. Shi
shi at temple.edu
Mon Feb 20 19:17:59 PST 2017
HPC cloud really does not work well for traditional HPC apps. US National
Science Foundation has built the "configurable" Chameleon cloud that offers
regular OpenStack VMs and bare metal VMs: https://www.chameleoncloud.org/
On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 9:44 PM, Lev Lafayette <lev.lafayette at unimelb.edu.au
> 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)
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