Have you ever wanted to test cloud HPC concepts but want to bypass the set-up hassle? Then we have a solution: The Alces Flight Launch service is designed to get users up and running, quickly and efficiently, with a public cloud HPC environment in 15 minutes or less.* Rapidly delivering a ready-to-go HPC cluster, complete with job scheduler and applications, the Alces Flight Launch service is your place to test ideas, train users, and develop new concepts. Simply select the HPC cluster you want to evaluate, enter your Flight Launch token, cluster name, and an email address for notifications and you are ready to go.
Clusters are deployed in a private networked environment for security, and provide SSH terminal access and graphical desktop capabilities for users. Data management tools for POSIX and object storage are also included to help users transfer files and manage storage resources.
Our free service is available to anyone who wishes to apply for tokens, no public cloud account required. Want to give it a try?
* Depending on size of HPC cluster selected to run within the Flight Launch service. Average timings indicate a 5-10 minute launch with Standard and Performance Clusters, and a 5-15 minute launch with GPU Clusters.