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SCHEDULE: NOV 12-18, 2011

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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

Presenter(s):Chris Porter

ROOM:WSCC 613/614

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.

Chair/Presenter Details:

Chris Porter - Platform Computing

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