Amazon Web Services (AWS) made many exciting announcements at AWS re:Invent last week. Rescale customers will be especially thrilled to learn that AWS announced several new instance families to stay at the forefront of infrastructure services that are critical to the needs of high performance computing (HPC) customers. One of the most exciting announcements was the launch of Amazon EC2 Hpc6id instances that are specifically designed to improve performance for memory-bound workloads. Hpc6id is also now available on Rescale under the coretype name, “Caesium.”
“The evolution of increasingly capable hardware has led engineers, researchers and scientists–essentially all users of Rescale–to continuously push the boundaries of simulation in their fields. AWS has taken another leap in capability with Amazon EC2 Hpc6id instances, combining extremely low latency / high bandwidth interconnect through Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA), and massive memory, allowing Rescale’s customers to solve problems previously deemed unsolvable,” said Mulyanto Poort, VP of High Performance Computing at Rescale.
Hpc6id instances are powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5GHz and up to 5 GB/s memory bandwidth per vCPU to alleviate the memory bottlenecks that occur with data-intensive workloads like Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Hpc6id with EFA features 200 Gbps networking to minimize latency in tightly-coupled workloads that can be scaled up to tens of thousands of cores.
“We are extremely excited about EC2 Hpc6id instances, as these enable the solving of much larger and more complex problems in a shorter amount of time, especially for crash tests, NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness), Electronic Design Automation (EDA), and seismic simulations,” said Poort.
Rescale is grateful that AWS and Intel are heavily committed to investing in innovative new HPC infrastructure and services based on the latest Intel processor technologies. Customers leverage AWS and Intel on Rescale to drive R&D breakthroughs with computational science and engineering workflows across aerospace, automotive, energy, electronics, higher education, life sciences, manufacturing, public sector, and many other industries. Rescale also is proud to collaborate with AWS on launching new HPC-specific services like Hpc6id and bringing the newest AWS and Intel HPC technologies to our mutual customers as soon as they are released.
In addition to Hpc6id, AWS also announced several other innovative new EC2 instances featuring Intel processors and 200 Gbps Amazon EFA networking including C6in, R6in, M6in to augment its industry-leading catalog of compute-optimized, memory-optimized, and general purpose instance families. Rescale’s Compute Recommendation Engine feature, which was recently announced at Big Compute 22, helps customers efficiently navigate the vast array of innovative AWS infrastructure options and choose the optimal architectures that are uniquely suited to specific scientific and engineering simulation workflows.
With Rescale, customers can instantly utilize the latest Intel computing architectures offered by AWS at the push of a button without having to expend the scarce time and resources to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure services directly themselves. Customers leveraging Rescale to run instances like Hpc6id can minimize the time-to-value with AWS, and therefore they can accelerate scientific discoveries and engineering breakthroughs to bring products to market faster and stay ahead of the competition.
To get started, Rescale is offering a free trial for new customers to experience the performance, versatility, and turnkey simplicity of running Intel-powered Amazon EC2 instances like Hpc6id on the Rescale platform. Sign up here for the free trial, or contact email@example.com to learn more.