AWS Compute Blog

Category: High Performance Computing

Cluster costs

Monitoring dashboard for AWS ParallelCluster

This post is contributed by Nicola Venuti, Sr. HPC Solutions Architect. AWS ParallelCluster is an AWS-supported, open source cluster management tool that makes it easy to deploy and manage High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters on AWS. While AWS ParallelCluster includes many benefits for its users, it has not provided straightforward support for monitoring your workloads. […]

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Fire Dynamics Simulation CFD workflow using AWS ParallelCluster, Elastic Fabric Adapter, Amazon FSx for Lustre and NICE DCV

This post was written by By Kevin Tuil, AWS HPC consultant  Modeling fires is key for many industries, from the design of new buildings, defining evacuation procedures for trains, planes and ships, and even the spread of wildfires. Modeling these fires is complex. It involves both the need to model the three-dimensional unsteady turbulent flow […]

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How to run 3D interactive applications with NICE DCV in AWS Batch

This post is contributed by Alberto Falzone, Consultant, HPC and Roberto Meda, Senior Consultant, HPC. High Performance Computing (HPC) workflows across industry verticals such as Design and Engineering, Oil and Gas, and Life Sciences often require GPU-based 3D/OpenGL rendering. Setting up drivers and applications for these types of workflows can require significant effort. Similar GPU […]

Figure 1. Scale-up as a function of increasing processor count.

EFA-enabled C5n instances to scale Simcenter STAR-CCM+

This post was contributed by Dnyanesh Digraskar, Senior Partner SA, High Performance Computing; Linda Hedges, Principal SA, High Performance Computing In this blog, we define and demonstrate the scalability metrics for a typical real-world application using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software from Siemens, Simcenter STAR-CCM+, running on a High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster on Amazon […]

OpenFOAM on Amazon EC2 C6g Arm-based Graviton2 Instances – up to 37% better price/performance

This post is contributed to by: Neil Ashton (AWS) – Principal CFD Specialist SA, Karthik Raman (AWS) – Senior HPC Specialist SA, Oliver Perks (Arm) – Principal HPC Engineer Over the past 30 years, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has become a key part of many engineering design processes. From aircraft design to modelling the blood flow […]

Cluster Architecture

Using AWS ParallelCluster with a serverless API

Update – February 22, 2022 : We have released AWS ParallelCluster version 3. It brings with it the new ParallelCluster API and a number of improvements and changes to functionality. Check the Changelog, Instructions for Moving from 2.x to 3.x, or the AWS ParallelCluster documentation for more. This post is contributed by Dario La Porta, […]

Enabling job accounting for HPC with AWS ParallelCluster and Amazon RDS

This post is written by Nicola Venuti, HPC Specialist SA, and contributed to by Rex Chen, Software Development Engineer. Introduction Accounting, reporting, and advanced analytics used for data-driven planning and decision making are key areas of focus for High Performance Computing (HPC) Administrators. In the cloud, these areas are more relevant to the costs of the […]