"Cycle Computing had already built a few clusters on
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud that scaled up to several thousand
cores. But Stowe wanted to take it to the next level.
"Provisioning 10,000 cores on Amazon has probably been done
numerous times, but Stowe says he's not aware of anyone else
achieving that number in an HPC cluster, meaning one that uses a
batch scheduling technology and runs an HPC-optimized