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How suited to HPC software are cloud resources, including AWS, Azure and GCE?

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#1

Can I run HPC software on cloud resources?

CURATOR: Raminder Singh


#2

Cost aside, the answer is mostly “yes, to a point,” but it also depends on which cloud, setup and job type.

They will generally all work just fine if the jobs are independent or loosely coupled. Points of caution include: heavy network or disk I/O - most instances will have limits that lead to bottlenecks at lower usages than most on-premise HPC’s.