[GRLUG] Many core systems

Michael Mol mikemol at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 11:11:55 EDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 11:05 AM, Casey DuBois <casey at grlug.org> wrote:

> Hey GRLUG,
> Let's say you needed 3000-5000-Cores, and 6-10TB of RAM for 3-6 months.
> What are the options?

The nearest thing I'm aware of is the National Center for Supercomputing at
the University of Illinois. But it's not something I'm studied on.

A lot rides on how the job being done, and how the nodes need to
communicate. If work units are distributed and collected over, e.g. HTTP,
you could try Amazon EC2 or some other cloud services, but I don't know if
they have the capacity.

You might prod, e.g. LiquidWeb. When we were there, they had a lot of
unfilled space, and you might come to an arrangement that fills another
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