Amazon Offers Scalable Web-Based HPC Services

Amazon Web Services has released Cluster Compute Instances for Amazon EC2, Canadian market news website The Financial Post reports.

The company said that Cluster Compute Instances had been specially developed to providce companies with high performance computing (HPC) capabilities on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Previously, business with HPC needs had to invest in expsensive dedicated hardware. Many projects were either scrapped or were forced to wait in order to access shared resources. Cluster Computer Instances offer scalable resources without the need for major upfront investment.

In a statement to the Financial Post, Peter De Santis, General Manager of Amazon EC2, said: “Businesses and researchers have long been utilizing Amazon EC2 to run highly parallel workloads ranging from genomics sequence analysis and automotive design to financial modeling.”

The release is designed to extend the flexibility of Amazon EC2 services to users dealing with complex workloads, providing Amazon Web Services products with HPC performance at low cost.