Scale-Out Computing on AWS

Deploy a multiuser environment for computationally intensive workflows, such as Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE)


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.  


User interface

Scale-Out Computing on AWS deploys and sets up an example UI with a common set of APIs that the administrator and users can use to interact with their Amazon EC2 cluster.

Pre- and post-processing in the cloud

The solution leverages Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) graphical sessions to help users easily access the cluster to perform any pre- and post-processing visualization actions.

Real-time analytics

Schedulers and application logs are ingested in real-time and stored in the data lake for further processing.

Custom code and automation

The solution is deployed with a collection of scripts that are customizable and can be extended to help users collect data and run common cluster tasks.

Technical details

This solution allows you to deploy the AWS CloudFormation template using a custom installer in your hosted repository for production environments. The CloudFormation template deploys the following architecture consisting of eight components:

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