• November 19, 2019

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Further Advances the Viability of HPC in the Cloud

Taylor Newill
Senior Manager of Product Management

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure continues to build momentum as customers, partners, and integrators accelerate their cloud high-performance computing (HPC) deployments.

By the end of 2020, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure will have more sites with HPC instances than any other cloud does today, spanning 18 cloud regions worldwide. Combined with Oracle’s Azure Interconnect, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure will be able to provide generation 2 cloud capabilities to more places than ever before.

Map that shows locations of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions in 2020.

Oracle Cloud Global Footprint: Plan for 2020

Continued Innovation with Next Generation Compute

To further advance this usage, we’re pleased to announce compute instances based on the AMD Rome chipsets coming to Oracle Generation 2 Cloud beginning in February. Our next generation AMD instances will provide high-memory bandwidth for traditional and HPC applications to run faster than ever before. Additionally, the low price point and high core density will break ground in terms of price/performance. Throughout the year, new HPC and GPU shapes based on Intel and NVIDIA hardware will also be launched, and Oracle will announce additional partnerships that further expand our comprehensive HPC experience.

Offering 60 GB/s in the Cloud with True HPC File Servers

Collaborating with the IBM Spectrum Scale integrator, Re-Store, Oracle is now able to provide an HPC file server that can provide over 60 GB/s throughput with costs less than US$0.06/GB per month. By using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s bare metal instances, fast network, and unique multiple-attach block storage, Oracle Cloud can offer the high-performance file storage that HPC workloads require. For more information, read our blog post about this new partner offering.

“Oracle Cloud is the only major cloud provider delivering Spectrum Scale in a shared-storage architecture on bare-metal hardware. The Oracle offering has been tuned for the demands of HPC and big-data analytics and offers 10X performance advantage over virtualized cloud offerings, improved flexibility, scalability, and manageability.” —Michael Sedlmayer, President, Re-Store

Offering Rescale Customers Oracle HPC Capabilities

Rescale is a well-known HPC computing platform that manages the entire HPC workflow for engineering simulations in the cloud. Customers can easily leverage HPC resources in the cloud by using the Rescale ScaleX platform. Last week, we announced Rescale’s integration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This integration enables customers to select Oracle HPC instances from a list of available options, choose their region, and deploy their application into the cloud. Rescale enables customers to use their own tenancy and enterprise billing to run all their simulations and licensing. The collaboration opens new opportunities and flexibility for HPC use cases on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Kinetica Running Active Analytics on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Kinetica announced today that Kinetica Active Analytics Platform can now run predictive analytics on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure bring historical data analytics, streaming data analytics, location intelligence, and artificial intelligence together in the cloud, dramatically simplifying the typical architecture for smart applications.

As we expand our HPC offering and capabilities, enterprise HPC customers can do more with Oracle Cloud HPC. Come and test drive Oracle Cloud HPC for yourself during Supercomputing 2019 (SC19); we are at booth 609. You can hear about Oracle Cloud running Rescale, test drive Kinetica’s GPU enabled database, hear about VAX emulation in the cloud, or try running an HPC job across the Oracle-Microsoft interconnect.



Future Product Disclaimer

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, timing, and pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

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