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Benchmark: #Google #Cloud Platform instance types for #HPC workloads

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014

When choosing an instance size for your high CPU workload, you have an important decision to make.  Do you want speed or low price or a combination of the two?  How do you find all that out?  Benchmarking. Benchmarking 16 Task Blender on GCP As an example, we decided to test out Google Cloud Platform high CPU workloads using Blender, the popular open source high resolution graphics and animation engine.  Specifically, we used a test workload with 16 different .blend files containing data used for the 3D...

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Video: Cloud-Agnostic Scaling

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014

As part of our App Store launch, we produced a series of videos that help people get started with CliQr during a Test Flight, highlighting just how easy our platform is to use. The last of those videos shows how to utilize our policies feature to horizontally auto-scale in a cloud-agnostic way: With public cloud prices and instance types changing as frequently as they do, portability is a key to taking advantage of future offerings. By auto-scaling in a cloud-agnostic way using CliQr, you can prevent vendor...

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#AWS instance types for #HPC workloads

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014

When choosing an instance size for your high CPU workload, you have an important decision to make.  Do you want speed or low price or a combination of the two?  How do you find all that out so you can make an informed decision?  Benchmarking. Benchmarking 16 Task Blender on AWS As an example, we decided to test out AWS high CPU workloads using Blender, the popular open source high resolution graphics and animation engine.  Specifically, we used a test workload with 16 different .blend files containing data...

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Video: How to Run a Benchmark on Any Cloud

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014

As part of our App Store launch last month, we produced a series of videos that help people get started with CliQr during a Test Flight, highlighting just how easy our platform is to use. The third of those videos shows how to run a benchmark: During a Test Flight, you can benchmark any application in the App Store on Google, HP Public Cloud, or AWS. With a full subscription, you can launch apps on any of the public or private clouds we...

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Recap: Day 2 at GigaOM Structure #gigaomlive

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014

The 2014 edition of GigaOM Connect wrapped up in San Francisco on Tuesday with another stellar roster of speakers who’ve spent a lot of time living and breathing cloud computing.  The most compelling talks of the day came from Rackspace, Pivotal, and former Netflix architect Adrian Cockcroft who is now with Battery Ventures.  Rackspace President Taylor Rhodes announced an intriguing new product offering, Pivotal President Scott Yara spent time discussing their approach to a multi-cloud world, and Adrian,...

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Recap: Day 1 at GigaOM Structure #gigaomlive

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014

GigaOM Structure, the annual gathering of the top cloud thought leaders in the world, kicked off today in San Francisco with an all-star line up of speakers that discussed the present and future of cloud computing.  Leaders from  cloud providers such as HP, IBM/Softlayer, and Joyent all took to the main keynote stage as did born in the cloud companies like Airbnb.  Almost all of the talks in the keynote theater were standing room only, but the best sessions of the day came from industry three Goliath’s...

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