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Tag: High Performance Computing

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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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Amazon EC2 P4d instances deep dive

This post is contributed by Amr Ragab, Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon EC2 Introduction AWS is excited to announce that the new Amazon EC2 P4d instances are now generally available. This instance type brings additional benefits with 2.5x higher deep learning performance; adding to the accelerated instances portfolio, new features, and technical breakthroughs that our customers […]

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Introducing retry strategies for AWS Batch

This post is contributed by Christian Kniep, Sr. Developer Advocate, HPC and AWS Batch. Scientists, researchers, and engineers are using AWS Batch to run workloads reliably at scale, and to offload the undifferentiated heavy lifting in their day-to-day work. But even with a slight chance of failure in the stack, the act of mitigating these […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Running Simcenter STAR-CCM+ on AWS with AWS ParallelCluster, Elastic Fabric Adapter and Amazon FSx for Lustre

This post is contributed by Anh Tran – Sr. HPC Specialized Solutions Architect Introduction AWS recently introduced many HPC services that boost the performance and scalability of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) workloads on AWS. These services include: Amazon FSx for Lustre, Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA), and AWS ParallelCluster 2.5.1. In this technical post, I walk through […]

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Leveraging Elastic Fabric Adapter to run HPC and ML Workloads on AWS Batch

Leveraging Elastic Fabric Adapter to run HPC and ML Workloads on AWS Batch  This post is contributed by  Sean Smith, Software Development Engineer II, AWS ParallelCluster & Arya Hezarkhani, Software Development Engineer II, AWS Batch and HPC   On August 2, 2019, AWS Batch announced support for Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA). This enables you to run highly […]

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Deploying a Burstable and Event-driven HPC Cluster on AWS Using SLURM, Part 1

Contributed by Amr Ragab, HPC Application Consultant, AWS Professional Services When you execute high performance computing (HPC) workflows on AWS, you can take advantage of the elasticity and concomitant scale associated with recruiting resources for your computational workloads. AWS offers a variety of services, solutions, and open source tools to deploy, manage, and dynamically destroy compute […]

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