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High Performance Computing

AWS provides the most 

elastic and scalable cloud infrastructure to run your HPC applications. With virtually unlimited capacity, engineers, researchers, and HPC system owners can innovate beyond the limitations of on-premises HPC infrastructure. AWS delivers an integrated suite of services that provides everything needed to quickly and easily build and manage HPC clusters in the cloud to run the most compute intensive workloads across various industry verticals. These workloads span the traditional HPC applications, like genomics, computational chemistry, financial risk modeling, computer aided engineering, weather prediction, and seismic imaging, as well as emerging applications, like machine learning, deep learning, and autonomous driving.

HPC on AWS removes the long wait times and lost productivity often associated with on-premises HPC clusters. Flexible configuration and virtually unlimited scalability allow you to grow and shrink your infrastructure as your workloads dictate, not the other way around. Additionally, with access to a broad portfolio of cloud-based services like Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML), you can redefine traditional HPC workflows to innovate faster.

Today, more cloud-based HPC applications run on AWS than on any other cloud. Customers like Bristol-Myers Squibb, FINRA, BP and Autodesk trust AWS to run their most critical HPC workloads.


Faster Results

By moving your HPC workloads to AWS you can get instant access to the infrastructure capacity you need to run your HPC applications. HPC on AWS eliminates the wait times and long job queues often associated with limited on-premises HPC resources, helping you to get results faster. Additionally, with access to a broad range of cloud-based services, you can innovate faster by combining HPC workflows with new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Flexible Configurations

Moving HPC workloads to the cloud can help increase productivity by matching the infrastructure configuration to the application. With HPC on AWS, engineers are no longer constrained to running their job on the available configuration. Every workload can run on its own on-demand cluster using an optimal set of services for their unique application. Individuals and teams can rapidly scale up or scale down these resources as needed, commissioning or decommissioning HPC clusters in minutes, instead of days or weeks.

Cost-Effective Operations

With HPC on AWS, there are no upfront capital expenditures or lengthy procurement cycles. You pay only for the capacity you use, and our flexible pricing models offer significant cost savings when you process time-flexible, stateless workloads. You can quickly migrate to newer technologies as soon as they are made available on AWS. This removes the risk of on-premises HPC clusters becoming obsolete or poorly utilized as your needs change over time. The result is more efficient HPC spending, and fewer wasted resources.

How It Works


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