Scientists engage 50 thousand “cloud-based” GPUs for an astrophysical experiment
GPU cloud computing platforms may well compete with traditional supercomputers. This was proved by an experiment jointly run by the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory.
The experiment involved over 50 thousand available accelerators located in cloud platforms — North America, Europe and Asia.
In total, about 80 thousand NVIDIA Tesla V100s are now available in the cloud. In fact, the experiment engaged the entire array of heterogeneous accelerators available at that time for rent — a total of 51,500 units. It was combined into a single complex using HTCondor software.
More here: https://medium.com/hostkey/scientists-engage-50-thousand-cloud-based-gpus-for-an-astrophysical-experiment-6e5e3caccc48