Cloud HPC Updates WE 07 Apr 2024

Updates to AWS, Azure & GCP in the last week relevant for HPC practitioners

Cloud HPC Updates WE 07 Apr 2024


Running GPU workload? AWS have another EC2 option for you with G6 instances running NVIDIA L4 Tensor Core GPUs.

Announcing general availability of Amazon EC2 G6 instances

Per second billing on RHEL EC2 instances. Might save you a few pennies.

Announcing per-second billing for EC2 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)-based instances


Azure announces preview of new ExpressRoute for high resiliency

Public preview: ExpressRoute Metro for High Resiliency | Azure updates | Microsoft Azure
ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection with the help of a connectivity provider. With ExpressRoute, you can establish connections to Microsoft cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

Google Cloud

Not much of HPC interest from the folk at Google this week but in case you’ve been hiding under a rock there is of course Google Cloud Next this week:

Register early for Google Cloud Next ’24 | Google Cloud Blog
Early Registration is now open for Google Cloud Next ’24 in Las Vegas.

as part of this there’s as session on optimizing infrastructure for workloads (customary AI spin thrown in too of course):

Experience Google Cloud Next ’24
It’s backkkkk! Experience the new way to cloud at #GoogleCloudNext April 9-11 in Las Vegas. Join me for three days of captivating keynotes, immersive info sessions, deep-dive demos, and apt applications on Security, Workspace, and #generativeAI

There was a HPC session but I can’t find it now and I believe it is fully subscribed so if you didn’t sign up already its too late I guess?