Why do we need cluster computing

High performance computing

AWS offers the most resilient and most scalable cloud infrastructure for running your HPC applications. With nearly unlimited capacity, engineers, researchers, and HPC system owners can innovate beyond the boundaries of the local HPC infrastructure. AWS offers an integrated suite of services that provides everything you need to quickly and easily create and manage HPC clusters in the cloud to run the most compute-intensive workloads across industries. These workloads span traditional HPC applications like genomics, computational chemistry, financial risk modeling, computational engineering, weather forecasting, and seismic imaging, as well as newer applications like machine learning, in-depth learning, and autonomous driving.

HPC on AWS eliminates the long waiting times and lost productivity that are common with on-premise HPC clusters. Thanks to flexible configuration and almost unlimited scalability, you can adapt your infrastructure to requirements, expand and shrink it instead of aligning your workload with the infrastructure. With access to a broad portfolio of cloud-based services such as data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), you can redefine traditional HPC workflows to accelerate innovation.

Today, more cloud-based HPC applications run on AWS than any other cloud. Customers like Bristol-Myers Squibb, FINRA, BP, and Autodesk trust AWS to run their core HPC workloads.