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Game Changer: High Performance Computing and the Cloud


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Scott Houston, CEO and Founder GreenButton and Stephen Spector, Dell Cloud Evanelist present the new GreenButton Cloud Fabric application bursting solution

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Game Changer: High Performance Computing and the Cloud

  1. 1. Game ChangerHPC in the Cloud for everyone Scott Houston CEO & Founder, GreenButton Stephen Spector Cloud Evangelist, Dell CloudExpo West 2012
  2. 2. Imagine being able to create the next “Avatar” movie from your home computer2
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  4. 4. So what does it take to Purchase render a high resolution • 20 x Dual Quad Pro servers a short movie or advert • Storage and switches • Software licenses 5 Minute animation = • Total Cost = $100,000 7200 frames @ 10 minutes per frame OR = 1200 hours Renderman on Demand x 5 takes = 6000 hoursOn a Quad Core that is 2 Months !!! Cost: $4200
  5. 5. New Business Model for ISVs Pixar GreenButton™ Cloud Computing ProvidersPartner with GreenButton New Revenue stream Pay-as-you –go licenses $ $ Product differentiator New markets $ ISV Enables the app on the cloud using SDK. Services manage user jobs and billing. Runs Ease of use deployments. Embedded UI GreenButton engines and Data and job services run on the cloud. management Provider gains vertical Price and time SLAs solutions Enterprise cloud solution for regular workloads Customers 5
  6. 6. Early cloud adopters are within five major verticals Manufacturing Oil & Gas Bio-tech Financial Services Digital Media © GreenButton Limited 6
  7. 7. Imagine beingable to compete the largest companies in your sector
  8. 8. What’s needed?• Fat pipes• Infiniband• Fast access to disk• 128Gb RAM or more?• Shared storage system• Scalable databasesTraditional HPC Infrastructure
  9. 9. That’s coming…. but bigger challenges need to be addressed• Job based SLAs• Multi-cloud support• Data transferability• Encryption at rest• Data anonymity• Avoid cloud lock-in
  10. 10. Live Demo 10