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6/30/2011 08:37 PM EDT
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GREAT-Terry
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GREAT-Terry   7/5/2011 3:21:02 AM
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That may be good to even out the cost of high-tech research. The HPCIC can be the backend computation node so that high-tech companies just use them without installing their own. Good idea. Especially it helps university fundings.

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yalanand   7/4/2011 4:38:09 AM
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Fantastic gesture indeed. I wish more and more laboratories follow this strategy which is win-win for both parties.

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rick merritt   7/1/2011 5:51:37 PM
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@przemek: Amazon ECC and other traditional cloud environemtns are more traditional x86 clusters. The Lawrence Livermore systems are designed for scientific simulations, typically use more custom processors and lower latency interconnects--and are probably larger.

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przemek   7/1/2011 3:01:22 PM
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I am not sure how this relates to Amazon ECC (Elastic Computer Cloud?), where also you can buy computer time on an arbitrary number of CPU instances. I guess Amazon is more basic, in the sense that ECC provides raw machines where you install your own software, whereas probably LLNL provides access to a configured cluster with some simulation software already installed and configured. Still, ECC is pretty sweet for people who know what they are doing.

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rick merritt   7/1/2011 2:38:28 PM
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@Neo: I asked about terms but they just said it varies by project. I suspect a wide variety os small to large companies might be interested for a wide variety of projects--and that Feds hope to earn some $$$$ and help give industry a boost.

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Neo10   7/1/2011 4:06:58 AM
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Fantastic geture but it appears only targeted towards big companies. In reality how do these contracts work? Do they assign a bunch of compute clusters to a project and they pay by the hour?

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goafrit   6/30/2011 11:17:50 PM
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Congrats on finding the money to do this type of expansion in this mindless cuts across the state.

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