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Webinar: Simplifying Cloud HPC Integration for Gateways

March 10, 2021

Presented by Boyd Wilson, Executive & Architect, CloudyCluster Team

Transitioning high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and data to various sites is a longstanding tradition and challenge in the scientific software and gateway developer communities. Recently more institutions are looking at the ability to integrate cloud for HPC.  During this session, we would like to explore ideas and options of integrating cloud for gateways and HPC workloads.  A few approaches will be discussed including what led to the development of CloudyCluster.  An additional focus will be improvements in latency, which have been seen over the past few years, in the Cloud. Furthermore, this webinar will be an open platform for discussion, so we can all learn from each other’s experiences.

Webinar Q&A

Q: I cloud is elastic, why do we need schedulers? Can't jobs start immediately?
A: The scheduler will manage the types of compute resources needed and also manage the optimization of the compute nodes, then teardown the completed instances to keep the costs managed.

Q: Is there an enforcement mechanism for google cloud subscriptions? Or do we have to constantly monitor?
A: GCP has Billing Alerts that help designated Project Managers/Owners keep on top of certain billing thresholds that you define as an Administrator.