HPC To Every Desk

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Techila brings HPC to every desk. It is the missing link between applications and the computing capacity available in the Clouds.

Techila gives unlimited and easy scaling of MATLAB performance in the Cloud, linear acceleration of stochastic R scripts, and easy integration to any project with Open APIs.

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HPC To Every Desk

  1. 1. HPC To Every Desk May 10, 2012 Tuomas Eerola
  2. 2. Outline  Introduction  Demo  Proof-of-Concept and Use-Cases  Benefits  EvaluatingThe content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION
  4. 4. “…to win the game we need to have the superb tools and processes.” Markus Ekman CIO, SVP of Information Management, VTT http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=L1C3heqnc lk#t=158sThe content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  5. 5. Techila Technologies  A Finnish university spin-off.  Founded to solve a genuine customer problem: Computing power exists, but applications cannot utilize it.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  6. 6. Techila is the missing link between applications and the computing capacity available in the Clouds.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  7. 7. Missing Link? Need for Computing Capacity Computing CapacityPrivateCloud/IntranetThe content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  8. 8. The Missing Link Need for Computing Capacity MISSING LINK Computing CapacityPrivateCloud/IntranetThe content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  9. 9. What Does My End-User Get? Speed-up also to applications, which have not been able to benefit of conventional server-based computing solutions. Unlimited and easy scaling of MATLAB performance in the Cloud, without license limitations. Linear acceleration of stochastic R scripts, without overloading the System Administrator issues. Enabled by autonomic computing. Easy integration to any project with Open APIs.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  10. 10. What Does My IT Manager Get? Complementing solution to cluster schedulers, like the GridEngine, SLURM, Windows HPC Server. Offer secure high throughput and high performance computing services to new user groups. Versatile reporting and billing. Harness and manage capacity from various Clouds (public, private, hybrid…). Enable seamless cloud- bursting onto leading cloud services. Shielding to Users from complexity. Easy system administration, enabled by autonomic computing.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  11. 11. DEMO
  12. 12. Can I See It In Practice? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwbD2jc0qA0The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  13. 13. PROOF-OF-CONCEPT
  14. 14. Who Are The Users?  Perfect for optimization, modeling, simulations or data-analysis.  Perfect for projects who aim on minimum Time-To-Publication.  Reference cases from Finance, Biosciences and Pharma, Space, Oil and Gas, Civil Engineering,…  Irreplaceable for users who need faster access to results in their business-critical computing.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  15. 15. From The Users ”With the computing power of Windows Azure, the over 21- hour simulations can now be done in less than 10 minutes… …We are excited to see that the Windows Azure with Techila integration allows using the simulation model interactively and getting instant feedback for changes in model assumptions.” Päivi Ojala, Chief Actuary, Fennia Life ”The fact that computational resources provided by the cloud service are available, increases prospects to conduct really demanding projects that were not possible few years ago.” Sampsa Hautaniemi, Adjunct Professor, BioledicumThe content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  16. 16. CASE: 3D Animation Animation rendering happens a frame at a time. Techila middleware can provide near-linear acceleration to 3D renderer. Blender 3D animation renderer plug-in was cloud-enabled using the Techila middleware. Click to watch on YouTube: Benefits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v  No impact on user experience. =O7JxSt6X3Mo  Results come in a fraction of time. 16 The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  17. 17. CASE: Machine Learning RF-ACE is an efficient implementation of a robust machine learning algorithm for uncovering multivariate associations. Exploring associations is a CPU intensive but embarassingly parallel computation. Techila middleware distributed the workload across a collection of 1000 CPUs, cutting down computation from years to days. 17 The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  18. 18. CASE: Surface science (1/2) Surface science to determine geometrical and electronic structure of surface. Obtaining a comprehensive picture of the unconventional superconductors relies very much on electronic spectroscopes. Need to run computations with multiple variables, check the results with experimental predictions and adjust the combinations of parameters and run again. High-Performance Computers (HPC) with Message Passing Interface (MPI) was tested at NERSC Challenges:  Scalability issues  Frustration resulting of HPC queuing and MPI’s complexityNeed for a simple, scalable and fast solution 18 The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  19. 19. CASE: Surface science (2/2)  Originally a FORTRAN code.  Code was changed from hardcoded to accept command line parameters.  Currently using MATLAB as front- end; Preprocessing, Postprocessing  Benefits:  Ease of input and output handling  Modularity  Easy visualization 19The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  20. 20. CASE: Bridge simulation  Mitigation of Stay-Cable Vibration.  Reduce wind hazards on long-span bridges.  MATLAB application using Monte carlo methods 20The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  21. 21. CASE: 3D Inversion  Geophysics inverse problem.  Hundreds of measurement points. Variable frequency.  Distribution brings great benefits. 21The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  22. 22. CASE: Optimization Improved a deterministic non-distributable problem through stochstic approach and clever use of large pool of underutilized on-premise IT-infra Approach relies on the large number of grid nodes rather than on the actual raw computational power More nodes  better guesses  faster optimization. Estimates can now be found significantly faster by using Techila. 2 days vs. 2 months Techila benefits:  Time limits (stop after time)  Optimization (fastest resources)  Failure tolerance (long project)  Ease of use (agility) 22 The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  23. 23. CASE: Enhanced p-value accuracy Statistics/ informatics. Code written in R language. Using LME4 package, which is a package to fit linear and generalized linear mixed-effects models. Indepdendent sImulations. The more simulations, the more accurate p- value. Distributed the code using the Techila with R language integration. Techila took care of autonomous LME4 distribution to Workers. Techila provides a linear speed-up. 23 The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  24. 24. CASE: Medical imaging Inverse research applications on medical imaging. Creating imaging algorithms for EIT to build accurate, cheap and even portable devices that can save people’s lives. Dentists always aim at implants that stay safely in place. The screw needed for that should be drilled in a deep as possible. 24 The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  25. 25. CASE: Image reconstruction Scientists have had to accept inaccurate imaging in their research. Image enhancement applies stochastic models, which are computing-intensive Stochastic image enhancement has not been feasible. Takes 1 month. Techila supports scientific Images: Uygar Tuna, Sari Peltonen, Ulla Ruotsalainen. Department of innovation. Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology. Gap-Filling for the High Resolution PET Sinograms with a Dedicated DCT Domain Enables working on newest Filter. 2009. Data acquired by the ECAT High Resolution Research Tomograph (HRRT, CTI PET Systems, Knoxville, TN, USA), located at Turku PET Centre. data as medical image reconstruction can be done in 5 minutes 25 The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  26. 26. CASE: Data analysis  Systems Biology  Pattern Discovery.  Calculating statistics for SNP (single-nucleotide polymorphism) pairs.  Relatively data-intensive.  Still, 8955% speed-up with the idle capacity of ~100 computers. 26The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  27. 27. CASE: Combinatory analysis  Assessing the likelihood that a primary breast cancer tumour develops metastases.  A lot of genes and their combinations that may contribute to the metastasis progression.  Key challenge on finding the right combination of genes from among 25000 genes.  Windows Azure with Techila integration used.  1200 Windows Azure instances running MATLAB code.  15-year project completed in 4,5 days.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd. 27
  28. 28. CASE: Model calibration Monte Carlo simulation has become an essential tool in financial engineering  GARCH models and other volatility models  Exotic options  LIBOR models  Risk measures Drawback: No closed-form analytical solution for the price  Price available only through Monte Carlo simulation. Makes the model calibration computationally expensive Calculating primes of the each subinterval separately, and then collectig the results enables distributed computing. Near-linear speed-up 28 The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  29. 29. HPC To Every Desk Innovation + Efficiency = Competitiveness Enable high-performance computing also in applications, which have not been able to benefit of conventional, server-based solutions.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  30. 30. BENEFITS
  31. 31. Powering The Existing Applications Techila enables applications to harness and utilize the infinite capacity of the Cloud quickly and easily.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  32. 32. No License Limitations Unlimited scaling of MATLAB performance in the Cloud, without license limitations. Stochastic simulation, data- analysis, optimization, modeling,… + 1 MATLAB and compiler license + Techila middleware + Windows Azure = Unlimited scalability.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  33. 33. CONFIDENTIAL Ease Of Use And Security Unlike any other HPC middleware solutions, Techila can be integrated easily and used securely, without the complexity. The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  34. 34. Deployment in Minutes Deployment automated with Techila Deployment Tool: Just type in your Windows Azure Subscription ID and select region. No installation required on End-User computers: Extract Techila SDK and link to your Azure address and Certificate.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  35. 35. EVALUATING
  36. 36. How Do I Get Techila? Pay-as-you-Use or Permanent (Perpetual) license. Techila Technologies and Microsoft promotional offer to Universities and Academia: Free Techila to users, who sign up for Azure. Designed to enable easy evaluation of benefits. Limited-time offer is valid until end of June 2012. Please contact Tuomas Eerola/ Techila Technologies for full offer details.The content of this presentation is confidential. Using, copying, or giving any part of this presentation or its description to a third party is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of Techila Technologies Ltd.
  37. 37. TUOMAS EEROLAVICE PRESIDENT, PARTNERTECHILA TECHNOLOGIES LTDe: tuomas.eerola@techilatechnologies.comt: +358 50 336 7730

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