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100 PFLOPS readily available in the Clouds

Accepted submission by Igor Sfiligoi at 2020-02-12 22:34:07

Do you remember when 100 PFLOPS used to be a large number? Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) just demonstrated [] that one can rent 15k GPUs from the three main Cloud providers (AWS, Azure and GCP) for an equivalent of 170 fp32 PFLOPS and sustain that for a whole workday! And it is not even their first attempt at doing such a thing. Last November they provisioned 380 fp32 PFLOPS from the Clouds [], but did not sustain if for that long.

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