Tuesday, November 16, 2010

GPU Anywhere with Cloud Computing

Simulation taking months to run? Buying and maintaining new systems causing too much hassle? Perhaps Cluster GPU would be a good candidate to save time and trouble. Cloud solution is an excellent platform for proof of concept before committed to a large system in-house.

Paying $2.10 per hour (Amazon pricing as of 16 Nov 2010) for the spec of:
22 GB of memory
33.5 EC2 Compute Units (2 x Intel Xeon X5570, quad-core "Nehalem" architecture)
2 x NVIDIA Tesla "Fermi" M2050 GPUs
1690 GB of instance storage
64-bit platform
I/O Performance: Very High (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
API name: cg1.4xlarge
That may not sound inexpensive in long run, but you now have the option to pay little for great fun, which is cheaper than a movie ticket. Get the systems for a few hours solving great puzzles. That sounds like an interesting weekend activity.

High Performance Computing Using Amazon EC2

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