Deploy a multiuser environment for computationally intensive workflows, such as Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) - Scale-Out Computing on AWS

Deploy a multiuser environment for computationally intensive workflows, such as Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE)

Publication date: November 2019 (last update: November 2021)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows data scientists, designers, and engineers to run their scale-out workloads such as those that require parallel processing and deep learning training, without having extensive cloud experience.

The Scale-Out Computing on AWS solution helps customers easily deploy and operate a multiuser environment for computationally intensive workflows such as Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE). The solution features a large selection of compute resources, a fast network backbone, unlimited storage, and budget and cost management directly integrated within AWS. This solution also deploys a user interface (UI) with cloud workstations, file management, and automation tools that allow you to create your own queues, scheduler resources, Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), and management functions for user and group permissions.

This solution is designed to be a production-ready reference implementation you can use as a starting point for deploying an AWS environment to run scale-out workloads, allowing users to focus on running simulations designed to solve complex computational problems. For example, with the unlimited storage capacity provided by Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), users won’t run out of space for project input and output files. Additionally, you can integrate your existing LDAP directory with Amazon Cognito to allow users to seamlessly authenticate and run jobs on AWS.

This implementation guide discusses architectural considerations and configuration steps for deploying Scale-Out Computing on AWS in the AWS Cloud. It includes links to AWS CloudFormation templates that launch, configure, and run the AWS services required to deploy this solution using AWS best practices for security and availability.

This implementation guide describes architectural considerations and configuration steps for deploying AWS Perspective in the AWS Cloud. It includes links to an AWS CloudFormation template that launches and configures the AWS services required to deploy this solution using AWS best practices for security and availability.

The guide is intended for IT infrastructure architects, administrators, and DevOps professionals who have practical experience architecting in the AWS Cloud.