We have been gradually building Acquire, which provides multi-cloud identity and access management to cloud-based storage and compute services. Acquire is designed to make it easy for HPC jobs to be run interactively within Jupyter notebooks. Jupyter notebooks, deployed on top of kubernetes (k8s), are finding rapid adoption in universities and industry. Altogether, Acquire will help us realise the potential of the cloud as a truly planetary supercomputer. Put more succinctly, Acquire is helping us build the Netflix of simulation.
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Running HPC Workloads via Jupyter using Kubernetes and Fn Serverless Functions
Dr Christopher Woods (@chryswoods) is an EPSRC Research Software Engineer (RSE) Fellow, works in the Advanced Computing Research Centre and the School of Chemistry at the university of Bristol, and has developed a range of programming and computational chemistry teaching resources. He is a strong supporter of the campaign to recognise the importance of research software, and to improve career pathways for research software engineers and developers. He is currently the joint chair of the UK Research Software Engineering association (https://rse.ac.uk).