Axceleon, provider of resource management software for compute grids, clusters and cloud environments announces free use of its CloudFuzion software for universities with cloud computing curriculum.
Online PR News – 20-February-2012 – – Axceleon continues to provide CloudFuzion and EnFuzion free to schools and colleges that teach cloud computing courses.
It’s clear that cloud computing, in all its forms is transforming the computing landscape. While there’s been a lot of debate about cloud computing and where it’s headed. Axceleon recognizes the importance in teaching the fundamentals of the cloud, especially as it relates to running high performance computing (HPC) workloads in the cloud.
“Plans for change must often be made in the context of limited resources for finances, people, technology, and power. We believe the cloud is a perfect opportunity for companies to rethink how they deploy their technology to solve business problems. We understand the value the cloud can bring and are more than happy to help schools in grasping the fundamentals of the cloud hands on”, said Michael Duffy, President and COO of Axceleon.
“Students and professors alike can explore the technical foundation and evolution of the high performance technical computing in cloud. CloudFuzion can help in understanding of cloud management, the elasticity of the cloud, how administration is defined in the cloud and the overall efficiency of cloud services”, commented Mr. Duffy.
A great example of CloudFuzion being used in cloud computing relates to an Axceleon customer who was modelling 10,000 years of cyclone winds, waves and water levels across northwest Australia with very demanding schedules. The project entailed doing 1500 detailed simulations which took a total of 40,000 hours to run. The customer was able to take advantage of an external Cloud managed by CloudFuzion which came on-line with almost immediate access to 480 cores. This allowed a project that would take 2.3 years on a dual core laptop to be completed in 83 hours with the use of the cloud, so from 2.3 years to 3.4 days. This is the power of cloud computing, the client was able to terminate the mini-cloud when complete.
ABOUT ENFUZION & CLOUDFUZION
EnFuzion® and CloudFuzion®, software is used to accelerate time to results for high performance computing (HPC) applications on HPC clusters, Private and Public Clouds and is developed here in the United States by Axceleon. The CloudFuzion® platform is available as a service (PaaS) and used on larger public clouds, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2 and runs natively on all major OS platforms Windows®, Linux®, Mac OS® and Unix®. Axceleon products are currently deployed in “smart grid” applications for power/energy utilities, 3D applications, financial services, bioinformatics, scientific research, telecommunications and engineering, where it helps users to get more results faster.