Amazon Web Services provides on-demand access to high performance computing infrastructure, from collection and storage, to computation, data integration and workflow management. Amazon EC2, the Elastic Compute Cloud, offers a range of resources for your computing needs, including GPUs.
These GPU instances are available in a scalable, elastic environment on a fast, low latency, fully bisectional, non-blocking 10 gig E network, and can be provisioned as and when you need them. Amazon EC2 supports general purpose GPU workflows via CUDA and OpenCL with NVIDIA Tesla Fermi GPUs, each with 400 cores.
A number of numerical methods have been fine tuned to run on GPUs, including molecular dynamics simulation application, AMBER. Through the NVIDIA Test Drive program, we are excited to provide free trial access to AMBER on GPUs in the AWS Cloud. No experience with GPU development or programming is necessary – just run the supplied launch script from your laptop with your usual command line options and we’ll provision the infrastructure you need to get to work with GPU acceleration.
The program includes trial access to AMBER on the AWS Cloud and free service credit to cover the cost of GPU computational time on Amazon EC2. The program is free to enroll. You can get started by registering on the NVIDIA Test Drive website.
Select ‘Amazon Web Services’ as the provider of your choice and we’ll send you an email containing your service credit code and all the information you need to start running your AMBER simulations on AWS.
For more information on HPC with AWS, take a look at some recent customer case studies.
The test drive is available until June 30, 2013.