Case Study for Running HPC Applications in Public Clouds

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Cloud computing is emerging as an alternative computing platform to bridge the gap between scientists' growing computational demands and their computing capabilities. A scientist who wants to run HPC applications can obtain massive computing resources 'in the cloud' quickly (in minutes), as opposed to days or weeks it normally takes under traditional business processes. Due to the popularity of Amazon EC2, most HPC-in-the-cloud research has been conducted using EC2 as a target platform. Previous work has not investigated how results might depend upon the cloud plat-form used. In this paper, the authors extend previous research to three public cloud computing platforms.