SOURCE: Cycle Computing

Cycle Computing

July 13, 2010 11:13 ET

Cycle Computing's CycleCloud Leverages Amazon Cluster Compute Instances to Build HPC Clusters in the Cloud

Access to Localized Nodes With 10 Gigabits-per-Second Bandwidth Drives Low Latency, High Performance Computing in the Cloud

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  Cycle Computing, providing proven, secure and elastic high performance computing (HPC) and open source solutions internally and in the cloud, today announced its CycleCloud solution now supports easy access to Amazon EC2's Cluster Compute Instances. With Cluster Compute Instances, CycleCloud enables users to create secure, on-demand clusters located together for low latency, with full 10 gigabits-per-second bandwidth between the nodes.

High performance computing environments that involve highly parallel applications must be able to optimize for latency and performance at every level to ensure the maximum results. CycleCloud automatically provisions HPC clusters in Amazon EC2 with schedulers including Condor and Sun Grid Engine (SGE), synchronizes data for calculations between internal and cloud environments and secures the data and clusters. Leveraging the full flexibility and power of Amazon EC2, users can access the new Cluster Compute Instances with faster, 10 gigabit interconnect to reliably solve some of their most challenging computational problems.

Prior to the launch of Amazon Cluster Compute Instances, when users provisioned nodes they were not aware where they were located on the cloud -- a major challenge when performing high speed calculations that depend upon high performance. CycleCloud now works directly with the new Amazon nodes to provide easy access for users conducting MPI and other parallel calculations in fields including molecular modeling, life sciences, financial services, computational chemistry and fluid dynamics.

"Cycle helps our customers use the compute power they need to perform their most critical and intensive tasks with the speed and security that they demand," said Jason Stowe, CEO of Cycle Computing. "CycleCloud gives them this power on Amazon EC2 with no web-programming required. Our ongoing partnership with Amazon and enhancements to CycleCloud allow us to bring 10 gigabit interconnected clusters to any HPC user easily and securely, using Amazon Cluster Compute Instances."

About Cycle Computing:
Cycle Computing delivers proven, secure and flexible high performance computing (HPC) and data solutions. With its unparalleled expertise in compute-intensive environments, Cycle helps clients maximize existing infrastructure and increase compute power by provisioning large-scale, secure HPC clusters on desktops, servers, and demand in the cloud. Unlike other vendors, Cycle leverages open source technologies to deliver more innovative and flexible grid functionality and to quickly execute complex calculations without the need for IT staff, data center space or upfront equipment costs. Cycle clients experience faster time-to-market, decreased operating costs and unprecedented service and support. The company has deployed proven implementations at Fortune 500s, SMBs and government and academic institutions across a variety of industries for companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Pfizer and Lockheed Martin. 

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