Dramatically improve compute-intense applications in the supercomputing cloud
Jul 3, 2012
By now, we have all heard the buzz about parallel computing, clusters, and the cloud. But what does it all mean? In this white paper, Konrad Juethner shares his experience of setting up and running cluster simulations with Windows HPC Server and COMSOL Multiphysics.
While the benefits of large and collaborative computer networks have been obvious for many years, clusters have been available to a select few in well-funded environments such as government research and big industry.
The technology has become so mature and flexible that it is possible to configure very small experimental clusters ad hoc and excel at much grander scales, reaching previously unseen performance levels. COMSOL's collaboration with Microsoft has led to a tight integration of COMSOL Multiphysics with Windows HPC Server. This software combination reduces the upfront investment in equipment and technical expertise so dramatically that high-performance computing is now ready for the main stream.