When viewing the Technical Program schedule, on the far righthand side
is a column labeled "PLANNER." Use this planner to build your own
schedule. Once you select an event and want to add it to your personal
schedule, just click on the calendar icon of your choice (outlook
calendar, ical calendar or google calendar) and that event will be
stored there. As you select events in this manner, you will have your
own schedule to guide you through the week.
You can also create your personal schedule on the SC11 app (Boopsie) on your smartphone. Simply select a session you want to attend and "add" it to your plan. Continue in this manner until you have created your own personal schedule. All your events will appear under "My Event Planner" on your smartphone.
To Burst or not to Burst? Weighing the Benefits of HPC Applications in the Cloud
SESSION: HPC on Clouds
EVENT TYPE: Exhibitor Forum
TIME: 10:30AM - 11:00AM
ABSTRACT: The time has come for the HPC community to weigh the merits and risks of leveraging cloud infrastructure to boost and scale HPC environments. The need for scale and compute power is without question, but there has been industry debate about whether cloud environments can handle the needs of HPC applications and under what circumstances. While private cloud computing environments may be suitable for many types of HPC workloads, various workload nuances may require a different approach. Bursting to public clouds may be necessary to complete jobs in a timely manner when internal resources are maxed out.
In this session, Chris Porter will:
•discuss use cases of cloud bursting across industries, including challenges and successes;
•present quantitative benchmark data comparing the performance of both IaaS providers and virtualized environments for cloud bursting in HPC environments; and
•offer best practices and guidance to determine when to leverage cloud environments for HPC.