As another year comes to an end, as usual, we decided to summarize some of our achievements in 2021.
2021 was hyper charged for Drizti, with lots of new functionality added to HPCBOX, support for exciting new hardware and some cool achievements which validate our vision of "One Cloud HPC Platform - Any Application" delivering a Personal Supercomputing experience and driving innovation.
We are very Thankful to all our customers and partners who drove us to improve HPCBOX and gave us the opportunity to support them.
Highlights of 2021
Some of the highlights in 2021 for Drizti and HPCBOX.
We had an opportunity to increase our customer base and work with some very exciting use cases for HPC in the cloud, specifically on Microsoft Azure. These customers utilized HPCBOX for a variety of workflows using many different applications which could effortlessly be integrated into HPCBOX.
Launch Partner for AMD EPYC Milan
Drizti was one of the Microsoft launch partners for the Microsoft Azure HBv3 instances powered by AMD EPYC Milan. This happened in March of 2021 and little did we know that within 12 months we’d see an even more exciting upgrade of AMD EPYC Milan, more on that later.
It was exciting to see Drizti’s logo along with other Microsoft partners displayed during the AMD EPYC launch event for Milan. Thank you, Microsoft, for recognizing your partners.
Read a more detailed blog post on this release here.
As usual, customer requirements and questions drive us to work harder and improve HPCBOX. We designed and implemented AutoScaling functionality in HPCBOX with support for spot priced instances on Microsoft Azure. This functionality lets users take advantage of the lower pricing on spot instances for their HPC workloads, while, at the same time, combine it with standard instances on the same HPCBOX cluster for critical workloads which cannot be restarted.
You can read more about our AutoScaler here and support for spot instances here.
Extreme scale supercomputing on HPCBOX
We had a wonderful opportunity in 2021 to work with scientists and researches from General Atomics and San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) to develop a prototype for fusion reactor simulations on the cloud. We combined Microsoft’s Azure platform with Drizti’s HPCBOX and GA’s industry-leading CGYRO physics code to create a personal supercomputing experience for scientists giving them a cutting edge personal HPC resource for Fusion simulations. We used multiple NDv4 instances on Azure and the performance we were able to obtain surpassed some of the fastest supercomputers in use today for Nuclear Fusion simulations. The results were so impressive that we presented a poster at SC21 highlighting the results and potential future developments.
You can read more about Extreme Scale Personal Supercomputing on Azure with HPCBOX here.
You can read more on the HPC cloud prototype for Nuclear Fusion simulations powered by HPCBOX here.
Hypercharged performance with Milan-X
In early December 2021, we got preview access to the next generation HBv3 instances on Microsoft Azure. These instances are powered by the new Milan-X processors. The performance numbers on these new instances are super amazing and we are again very thankful to Microsoft for giving us an opportunity to get ready for its launch right from Day-1.
Read more about our experiences with Milan-X here.
Looking ahead into 2022
We are eagerly looking forward to 2022 and some of the things we’ve planned are:
That’s a wrap for 2021.
Drizti wishes everyone Happy Holidays and a Wonderful and Healthy 2022!
Founder and CTO, Drizti Inc