Over the past 6-12 months, our involvement in cloud-related projects has seen a significant increase. Though anecdotal, involvement is the operative word here, as interest has been percolating for a number of years. In other words, what we’re noting more recently, is organizations seeking to actually deploy cloud-enabled solutions into production – as opposed to ‘merely’ exploring the viability of leveraging a cloud of some type. And on this basis, when it comes to cloud computing, we might infer that enterprise HPC has entered into the early adoption phase of its life cycle – or, for those sporting even more enthusiasm, possibly the early majority phase.
Regardless, any organization that has actually been doing HPC in the cloud for a number of years already, must be regarded as highly innovative. Indeed, such is the case for the internationally recognized Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Although it’s not the intention here to summarize the recently available case study that features this business school, we would like to whet your appetite with these highlights:
Astoundingly, Wharton is routinely leveraging this cloud-enabled solution while avoiding substantial infrastructural costs. To learn from Wharton’s extremely successful adoption of a hybrid cloud for HPC and Big Data Analytics, we encourage you to review their case study – you’ll find it here.
From a Univa perspective, it’s Univa Unicloud that allows on-premise deployments of Univa Grid Engine to extend into private and/or public clouds. When you’re ready to delve further into the details, we encourage you to review our Unicloud datasheet as well as a recent webinar.
As Gavin Burris, Senior Project Leader for Research Computing at The Wharton School states in the case study: “Univa has become a friendly enabler and partner. I’m glad to have them on my team.” Because your forays into cloud computing will be highly collaborative, we look forward to becoming a member of your team.
Speaking of collaboration … If you’ll be attending SC17 this November in Denver, stay tuned for a unique opportunity from Univa to explore cloud computing with your peers.