Renting an AMD EPYC supercomputer is now affordable
Cloud computing has democratized access to many useful services, such as storage VPN and web hosting – all of have become very popular and also cheap.
This was achieved by the opening of the nearly unlimited computing power, storage and network resources to almost everyone with a credit card in your name. And Yes, the principle also extends to Supercomputer – well, almost.
Wading through the mind-numbing quantity of options, we found a so-called virtual machine instance (HBv2) with 120 CPU cores of AMD EPYC 7002 series with 4 GB of RAM per core, and 900GB of temporary storage.
Now, on its own, 120 CPU-cores, not the challenge even a supercomputer from the beginning of the Millennium. But since it costs only 3.60 $per hour (the price per core of $0.03), there’s nothing to prevent you from buying 100, for example, that could allow you to predict the weather, or behavior-fluid-dynamics-analyses, if they are so inclined.
12,000 CPU-combined cores packs a big punch and, because the body can skew the instance line price of almost 80%, you could say, we are almost to change the handling in the bag.
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HBv2 series VMs up to 350GBps of memory bandwidth, up to 50% faster than Intel’s x86 and 3x faster than the majority of HPC customers with data center services. HBv2 series-VMs-function 200Gbps HDR-InfiniBand from Mellanox.
Note, EPYC instances are available only in some regions, and there is currently a supply and demand Problem, this could mean that the product is not available.
Released on Sun, 03 may 2020 03:00:29 +0000