Oracle has announced that Oracle Cloud has joined the IO500. In a recent blog post, Andrew Reichman, senior director, product management, Oracle Cloud, reflected on the achievement.
According to Reichman, "When we decided to build a cloud that could run our customers’ most challenging enterprise workloads, we knew we had a big job ahead of us. We needed a fast and flat network, bare metal instances with the latest chipsets, and connectivity and storage capable of running massive I/O. When we learned at Supercomputing 2019 that we are one of only two public clouds in the list of the top 20 supercomputing architectures in the world put out by the Virtual Institute for IO in their IO500 benchmark, we knew we'd hit the mark."
“Our HPC file server solution opens up tremendous opportunities for manufacturing, energy, and other R&D-heavy customers," Vinay Kumar, vice president, product management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, told 5 Minute Briefing. "Customers can tackle their toughest workloads at some of the best price-performance ratios in the market. Our solution scales to over 60 GiB/s, while costing less than $0.05/GB/month at scale. Oracle Cloud is committed to HPC customers, regardless of whether they are running third-party or open source software, and we're honored to join the IO500.”