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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Rescale: Simplifying HPC in the Cloud

Amarendra Joshi
Global ISV Lead - HPC

Using high-performance computing (HPC) resources in the cloud has become extremely cost effective, and organizations are looking for easier ways to orchestrate these resources. Companies in industries that use HPC are seeing a tremendous opportunity to leverage the cost and operational advantages that cloud has to offer.

Rescale provides great value to customers by providing an HPC computing platform that manages the entire HPC workflow for engineering simulations in the cloud. Customers are no longer constrained by the HPC capacity that they have on premises and can easily leverage HPC resources in the cloud by using the Rescale platform. Access to cloud resources means that a workload that used to wait in a queue for hours on premises can now run right away in the cloud. Customers can also use additional cloud resources to do design studies that they previously could not, which leads to more robust designs.

Oracle worked with Rescale to help a large oil and gas customer use Oracle Cloud HPC instances for engineering simulations. We provide remote direct memory access (RDMA)-enabled cluster networking and bare metal HPC instances. And we combine these HPC instances with a low-latency network that can scale a workload to thousands of cores. The compute shape has 36 cores from two 3.7GHz Intel® Xeon® Gold 6154 processors, 384 GB RAM, and 6.4 TB NVME local storage.

Rescale’s integration with Oracle enables customers to select Oracle Cloud Infrastructure HPC shapes from a list of available shapes, select an application, and select the region in which they want to run the application. Customers can use their own Oracle Cloud tenancy to run advanced simulations with their own application licenses.

Additionally, the Rescale platform is highly user friendly. To submit jobs, customers select the essential job criteria such as number of compute cores and memory, in an easy-to-use web portal. Rescale then provisions an HPC cluster dynamically and starts the job according to customer specifications. When the job is completed, the HPC resources are de-provisioned.

The following screenshot shows Oracle Cloud Infrastructure bare metal HPC shapes available in the Rescale portal for selection.

Screenshot showing an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure bare metal HPC shape selected in the Rescale portal.

“The HPC market is at a tipping point with cloud adoption,” said Shawn Hansen, COO of Rescale. “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's new bare metal offering is a compelling proof-point that the HPC market is turning and cloud offerings have real momentum.”

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is rapidly expanding its regions worldwide. We will have 36 regions by the end of 2020. Our multinational customers expect us to support them around the globe. Rescale provides multiple-region support on Oracle cloud Infrastructure so Oracle customers can leverage HPC resources in our regions worldwide.

“Rescale, with its platform for high performance computing on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, adds tremendous value to our ISV ecosystem,” said Karan Batta, Director of Product Management at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “Now our customers can seamlessly scale their on-premises infrastructure to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and take advantage of our HPC shapes.”

Rescale will be presenting in the Oracle booth (#609) and demo pods at the Supercomputing 2019 (SC19) conference in Denver. Come learn more about our partnership.

We expect Oracle Cloud Infrastructure integration with Rescale to be fully operational by the end of the year. Watch this blog for additional announcements.

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