Feeds

HPCaaS experiment becomes commercial service

UberCloud Marketplace goes live

High performance access to file storage

After 18 months of experimentation, UberCloud has launched a commercial service to help academic HPC users find cloud-accessible resources for their projects: a kind of HPC-as-a-service matchmaker.

The project follows two lines of thought: although there's plenty of compute cycles already sitting on the cloud courtesy of Amazon et al, more specialised workloads work better on optimised machines; and second, that someone with a project like fluid dynamics also needs to call on experts to get their project running on one of those specialised machines.

UberCloud says its original free HPC Experiment attracted “hundreds” of service providers and “independent experts” (or, perhaps, 125 organisations, since its announcement gives that number as well).

The user has to register at the UberCloud site to request quotes from providers, giving details of their project, software requirements, machine specs like CPUs, GPUs, memory, and storage requirements, network connection requirements, and project timing.

Applications the company cites as candidates for the service include fluid dynamics, finite element material analysis, physics, chemistry, biology and (because it has to be included in any computing checklist of 2014), big data.

And yes, Amazon is included among the providers offering cycles via the UberCloud Marketplace. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.