Showing posts from February, 2013

Looking at Old HPC IDC Predictions (2010)

It is  more interesting what was predicted by top guru analysts for 2010, now that we are in 2013

Idc Hpc Web Conf Predictions 2010 Final

IDC predicted Infiniband will be king, on the "evolutionary" supercomputers of 2010 (meaning old technology, stalled thinking) as described on slide 9
Most of the biggest, baddest supercomputers are architectural clusters or x86 MPPs, with bulked-up interconnects and support for MPI or PGAS languagesRevolutionary change may still be on the horizon, because evolutionary change is not addressing fundamental issues, such as how to program machines that will soon have 1M or more cores This blog covered the first bullet in the article about Higgs Boson calculations at CERN. Large Hadron Collider people assembled a grid of 150 data centers in 40 countries using opportunistic cycles and resources. delivering the power of High Throughput Computing. There is no supercomputer yet built  using the "evolutionary" thinking (like TOP500 thinking)…

How Bosco simplifies your life on Amazon EC2

@derekweitzel @osg @htcondor#HTC#HPC Using Bosco to submit to Amazon EC2 | Derek Weitzel < amazing creative usage
— Miha Ahronovitz (@myinnervoice) February 6, 2013
You will find a practical, no non-nonsense, step by step directions  to submit your tens of thousands of jobs to Amazon, at the lowest spot price you possibly can, using OSG's Bosco, the quintessential High Throughput Computing tool.

Quote from Derek Weitzel blog, for easy reference:
Pros of using Bosco to submit Amazon EC2 Jobs:Simple management of Amazon instance from your workstation.Specify spot price right inside of the job description.Ability to bootstrap the instance easily with user data scripts.Ability to use HTCondor policies in order to manage the instances, such as periodic remove statement above. Cons:The EC2 universe is only available on Linux builds of Bosco   You cannot manage EC2 instances on the Mac version of Bosco.Amazon EC2 has hundreds and hundreds of features, Bosco only allows …