web analytics

Google made it easier to run high-performance workloads on its cloud platforms

Google made it easier to run high-performance workloads on its cloud platforms

The challenge with Hyperscale cloud platforms like Amazon, Microsoft and Google are, creating high-performance computing (HPC) projects and managing its workloads. To make it easier, Google recently announced that it is bringing support for the open source Slurm HPC workload manager to its cloud platform.

That’s the same piece of software that the many of the users in the TOP500 supercomputer list use, including the world’s biggest and fastest cluster to date, including the Sunway TaihuLight with its over 10 million computing cores.

For this project, Google teamed up with the experts at SchedMD, the company behind , to make it easier to run on Compute Engine. Using this integration, developers can easily launch an auto-scaling Slurm cluster on Compute Engine that runs based on the developers’ specifications. One interesting feature here is that users can also federate jobs from their on-premise cluster to the cloud when they need a bit of extra compute power.

Compute Engine currently offers machines with up to 96 cores and 624 GB of memory, so if you have the need (and money), building a massive compute cluster on GCP just got a little bit easier.

Credits: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/23/google-makes-it-easier-to-run-high-performance-workloads-on-its-cloud-platform/

Summary
Google made it easier to run high-performance workloads on its cloud platforms
Article Name
Google made it easier to run high-performance workloads on its cloud platforms
Description
The challenge with Hyperscale cloud platforms like Amazon, Microsoft and Google are, creating high-performance computing (HPC) projects and managing its workloads. To make it easier, Google recently announced that it is bringing support for the open source Slurm HPC workload manager to its cloud platform.
Author
Publisher Name
SoftcareCS
Publisher Logo
blank
SNR

Linux & Windows Geek, Blogger & System Administrator

Leave your message

Scroll Up