Researchers at SDSC and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison conduct a bold experiment that marshalls all globally available-for-sale GPUs across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and the Google Cloud Platform. The relatively short time span of the experiment showed the ability to conduct a massive amount of data processing within a very short period – an advantage for research projects that must meet a tight deadline. The experiment used simulations from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and confirmed that a cloud-based cluster can provide almost 90% of the performance of the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at least for the purpose of IceCube simulations.

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