Scientific Computing

The Scientific Computing solution handles computations for large-scale scientific research and experiments. It provides excellent, secure, and convenient computing, storage, and network services for computing simulations in many areas such as astronomy, biology, and chemistry.
Solution Advantages
  • Excellent Performance

    100 Gbit/s InfiniBand computing network, 3.2 TB SSDs, the largest local cache disk for cloud services, and a fat node with 96 cores and 2 TB memory, ensure excellent performance.

  • Comprehensive Security Protection

    A reliable high-performance computing platform provides end-to-end security solutions and ensures user data security.

  • Open Architecture

    OpenStack-based HUAWEI CLOUD has great open and heterogeneous capabilities to prevent vendor lock-in.

  • Sustainable Ecosystem

    Huawei provides integrated industry-leading HPC application software and implements in-depth system performance evaluation with other vendors to ensure service reliability on HUAWEI CLOUD.

Business Challenges
  • Asset-heavy Operations and Sluggish Construction

    Resources are exclusively planned and purchased based on the demand during peak hours, resulting in different enterprises and departments purchasing the same resources. It often takes several months to complete service construction, which cannot keep up with business growth.

  • Heavy Maintenance Workloads

    As service develops and node size increases, maintaining a timely service response with zero downtime requires huge maintenance workloads, which distracts enterprises from their own service development.

  • Rapid Hardware Iterations

    New technologies and frequent hardware updates make enterprises with numerous outdated devices unable to keep up with computing requirements.

  • High OPEX

    Operational costs for managing self-hosted HPC clusters are high. Those costs include rent, electricity, water, and system management.

Typical Scenarios

Scientific computing refers to computations conducted during both scientific research and engineering research endeavors, such as particle collision analyses or Monte Carlo calculations. Huawei's scientific computing solution provides excellent, convenient, and secure computing services.

  1. Scalable and High-performance ECS

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

  2. Excellent-performance BMS

    Provides excellent computing performance using dedicated physical servers, avoiding loss due to virtualization and offering industry-leading 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 EVSs to provides up to 4.5 Gbit/s throughput for each OSS and up to 2 Tbit/s throughput for all. Each file supports up to 32 PB of capacity. Lustre file system can fully meet the file system requirements of HPC.

  4. Distributed and Scalable Block Storage Service

    Allows EVSs 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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Solution Architectures

Description

Provides high-performance, reliable, and simple computing services to meet the computing capabilities required by scientific research.

Highlights

  • Excellent performance: 100 Gbit/s InfiniBand computing network, 3.2 TB SSD, the largest local cache disk for cloud services, and a fat node with 96 cores and 2 TB memory
  • Rich instances: support for the deployment of ECSs and BMSs, meeting deployment requirements for different applications
  • Open architecture: OpenStack-based architecture
  • Comprehensive protection: security protection for 7 layers, including access, transmission, infrastructure, network, virtualization, data, and management layers, layer-3 Anti-DDoS, VPC, and IAM
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