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Wednesday, July 21 • 9:50am - 10:00am
Managing Cloud networking costs for data-intensive applications by provisioning dedicated network links

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Many scientific high-throughput applications can benefit from the elastic nature of Cloud resources, especially when there is a need to reduce time to completion. Cost considerations are usually a major issue in such endeavors, with networking often a major component; for data-intensive applications, egress networking costs can exceed the compute costs. Dedicated network links provide a way to lower the networking costs, but they do add complexity. In this paper we provide a description of a 100 fp32 PFLOPS Cloud burst in support of IceCube production compute, that used Internet2 Cloud Connect service to provision several logically-dedicated network links from the three major Cloud providers, namely Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, that in aggregate enabled approximately 100 Gbps egress capability to on-prem storage. It provides technical details about the provisioning process, the benefits and limitations of such a setup and an analysis of the costs incurred.


Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:50am - 10:00am PDT
Pathable Platform