What does this AWS Solutions Implementation do?
The Scale-Out Computing on AWS solution helps customers deploy and operate a multiuser environment for computationally intensive workflows, such as computer-aided engineering (CAE). The solution features a large selection of compute resources, a fast network backbone, unlimited storage, and budget and cost management directly integrated within AWS.
Pre- and post-processing in the cloud
Custom code and automation
AWS Solutions Implementation overview
The diagram below presents the architecture you can automatically deploy using the solution's implementation guide and accompanying AWS CloudFormation template.
Scale-Out Computing on AWS architecture
The CloudFormation template deploys the following architecture consisting of eight components:
1. Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling to automatically provision the resources necessary to run cluster user tasks such as scale-out compute jobs.
2. This solution also deploys Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) for persistent storage, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for persistent logs, and optional parallel file system Amazon FSx for Lustre.
3. At its core, the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance implements a scheduler, which dynamically provisions AWS resources required for jobs submitted by users. The scheduler instance also hosts web interface which allows users and administrators to interact with the environment.
4. Launch a 2D or 3D Workstation that uses NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), that can be used to submit batch jobs and run GUI tools.
7. An Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch service) cluster to store job and host information.
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