Researchers pit local vs. cloud clusters in compute-intensive race

A Stanford team has staged a 13-billion computation drug discovery race, pitting a 198-CPU HP compute cluster against 198 CPUs on a virtual machine in the Amazon cloud. Both platforms ran the same code. The local cluster edged out the virtual cluster by about 12 hours over the six days each system required to complete the analysis, reports genomeweb. But the local cluster also finished more costly over time. Article (subscription required)

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