Grid Dynamics Demonstrates Linear Scalability up to 512 Nodes with GridGain
Software on Amazon EC2 Cloud
Following up on their recently announced partnership, Grid Dynamics and GridGain teamed up
to develop the largest publicly known grid scalability test for Amazon EC2.
San Francisco, CA (PRWeb) August 4, 2008 -- Following up on their recently announced partnership, Grid
Dynamics and GridGain teamed up to develop the largest publicly known grid scalability test for Amazon EC2.
The results published by Grid Dynamics on 08-04-2008 demonstrate linear scalability up to 512 nodes on Monte
Carlo simulation problem when GridGain and Amazon EC2 are used together. This test paves the way for the
companies to run large-scale parallel computations "on the cloud" to achieve dramatic price/performance
improvements over in-house grids.
Using their trademark expertise in performance engineering Grid Dynamics' engineers conducted a
comprehensive performance and scalability test of massively parallel computational algorithms running on
Amazon EC2 using GridGain grid middleware.
A series of tests containing various amounts of Monte Carlo simulation computations was executed on the grid
consisting of 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512 nodes. Results showed linear scalability and performance
improvements from 2 to 512 nodes. Detailed results are available on the respective websites for Grid Dynamics
Monte Carlo simulation problem was chosen for its wide use in the financial applications. The test utilized full
open source software stack, including GridGain, Linux operating system, Sun's Open MQ JMS messaging and
Sun's Java 5 VM.
Says Nikita Ivanov, founder of GridGain Systems: "With this test GridGain plants itself on a very different level.
Not only we can claim that GridGain is simple and very productive to use -- something that our customers
realized long before -- but we can also show now that you can achieve unprecedented results in a fraction of cost
and time when running on Amazon EC2 cloud