High-Performance Computing Cloud

High-Performance Computing Cloud (HPC Cloud) provides highly effective, reliable, flexible, and secure computing services that allow enterprises to reduce their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), shorten the Time To Market (TTM) for new products, and improve overall competitiveness.
Solution Advantages
  • Excellent Performance

    Industry-leading performance is achieved using 100 Gbit/s InfiniBand networks and 3.2 TB enterprise-level SSDs (local high-speed cache disks for cloud services).

  • Comprehensive Security Protection

    End-to-end security solutions protect user data from leakage and ensure a reliable HPC platform.

  • Strong Scalability

    Full OpenStack architecture provides openness and heterogeneous capabilities while avoiding vendor lock-in.

  • Extensive Ecosystem

    Integration with advanced HPC applications like Dassault, Altair, and ESI Group plus comprehensive system performance evaluations ensure HPC Cloud service reliability.

Business Challenges
  • Asset-heavy, Time-intensive Builds

    High construction costs and long rollouts that quite often fail to meet requirements for service flexibility.

  • Heavy Maintenance Workloads

    Heavy maintenance workloads consume manpower and time.

  • Rapid Hardware Iterations

    New technology emerges and evolves so quickly that enterprises can barely keep up with computing requirements.

  • High OPEX

    High operating costs including rent, electricity, water, and system management.

Typical Scenarios
  • Industrial Design

  • Biomedicine

  • Energy Exploration

  • Graphics Rendering and Heterogeneous Computing

Industrial Design

Industrial and manufacturing enterprises typically use design simulation software, including CAD and CAE, to improve efficiency. Huawei HPC Cloud provides powerful computing services for a wide range of simulation software, helping enterprises shorten service rollouts and improve product quality.

  1. High-Performance Computing ECS

    Provides H1 (high-performance computing I, which uses a 10GE network), H2 (high-performance computing II, which uses a 100 Gbit/s InfiniBand network), and M2 (memory-optimized type) ECSs. H2 ECSs use local NVMe PCIe SSDs, offering up to 3.2 TB of capacity, 300,000 IOPS, and 3,000 MB/s of storage bandwidth.

  2. Excellent-Performance BMS

    Provides excellent computing performance using dedicated physical servers, avoiding losses due to virtualization and offering high performance. It allows you to automatically provision BMSs on the management console, fully meeting scalability and flexibility requirements for HPC services.

  3. High-Performance Lustre Parallel File System

    Uses optimized and dedicated ECSs and EVS disks to provide up to 4.5 GB/s throughput for each OSS and up to 2 TB/s throughput in total. Each file supports up to 32 PB of capacity. Lustre file systems fully meet HPC requirements.

  4. Distributed and Scalable Block Storage Service

    Allows EVS disks to be attached to each ECS on demand and offers storage space for HPC computing and storage nodes. Each disk provides up to 32 TB of capacity, 20,000 IOPS, and 350 MB/s throughput.

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Biomedicine

Biomedicine relies heavily on high-performance computing for molecular modeling, data management, medicine molecular design, and next-generation gene sequencing. Huawei HPC Cloud provides biopharmaceutical companies with industry-leading computing and storage services.

  1. Scalable and High-Performance Computing ECS

    Provides various ECSs and BMSs to meet different HPC application requirements for computing and memory capacity. ECS types include H1 (high-performance computing I, which uses a 10GE network), H2 (high-performance computing II, which uses a 100 Gbit/s InfiniBand network), P1 (Artificial Intelligence), and M1 (memory-optimized type).

  2. Distributed and Scalable Block Storage Service

    Allows EVS disks to be attached to each ECS on demand and offers storage space for HPC computing and storage nodes. Each disk provides up to 32 TB of capacity, 20,000 IOPS, and 350 MB/s throughput.

  3. Excellent VPC Network

    Builds a secure, isolated virtual network environment on HUAWEI CLOUD for HPC users. HPC networks connect to each other using 10GE Ethernet or Direct Connect, providing high bandwidth for the users on your network.

  4. Massive OBS

    Provides a huge amount of storage space for HPC applications. You can flexibly upload and download HPC data.

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Energy Exploration

Energy exploration is a computing-intensive industry. Huawei HPC Cloud provides powerful computing services for data collection, seismic data processing, and oil reservoir modeling to deliver unprecedented levels of accuracy and productivity.

  1. Flexible High-Performance Computing ECS

    ECSs are used to deploy HPC head and work nodes. D1 ECSs provide optimized data processing capabilities, and attach enforced SAS and SSD disks as local storage (supporting up to 24 local disks). D1 ECSs provide HPC applications with high I/O speed and rapid data processing capabilities to meet requirements for data-intensive computing applications. P1 ECSs provide superb dual-precision computing power of up to 36.8 TeraFLOPS and support local NVMe SSDs. P1 ECSs visualize and analyze PB-level well location data in milliseconds. H2 ECS computing clusters support RDMA and a wide range of mainstream MPI libraries.

  2. Excellent-Performance BMS

    Provides excellent computing performance using dedicated physical servers, avoiding losses due to virtualization and offering high performance. It allows you to automatically provision BMSs on the management console, fully meeting scalability and flexibility requirements for HPC services.

  3. High-Performance Lustre Parallel File System

    Uses optimized and dedicated ECSs and EVS disks to provide up to 4.5 GB/s throughput for each OSS and up to 2 TB/s throughput in total. Each file supports up to 32 PB of capacity. Lustre file systems fully meet HPC requirements.

  4. Distributed and Scalable Block Storage Service

    Allows EVS disks to be attached to each ECS on demand and offers storage space for HPC computing and storage nodes. Each disk provides up to 32 TB of capacity, 20,000 IOPS, and 350 MB/s throughput.

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Graphics Rendering and Heterogeneous Computing

High-performance computing nodes need to use GPU heterogeneous computing to accelerate computing for various HPC applications including AI, deep learning, neural networking, and 3D rendering. Huawei HPC Cloud greatly improves application program execution efficiency.

  1. Excellent-Performance BMS

    Provides excellent computing performance using dedicated physical servers. Each BMS uses up to eight Tesla P100 GPU accelerators to support parallel GPU acceleration and attaches SSDs to provide storage and GPU acceleration. You can automatically provision BMSs on the management console to meet the flexibility and scalability requirements for services like AI and deep learning.

  2. Agile Graphics Workstation

    Provides desktop cloud services. Each desktop cloud can attach a Tesla M60 GPU accelerator, providing you with superior graphics rendering performance and flexible, easy-to-use desktop cloud services.

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Solution Architecture

Description

Provides high-performance, reliable, secure, and easy-to-use simulation services, fully satisfying parts manufacturing requirements, shortening service rollouts, and boosting enterprise revenue.

Highlights

  • Excellent performance: 100 Gbit/s InfiniBand network, 3.2 TB local SSDs
  • Rich instances: deployment of both ECSs and BMSs
  • Open architecture: OpenStack-based
  • All-around protection: 7-layer security protection
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