DP, Alibaba Cloud, and Intel: A Winning Solution to Maximize Computation Performance
February 15, 2023
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Alibaba Cloud, founded in 2009, is a global leader in cloud computing and artificial intelligence, providing services to thousands of enterprises, developers, and government organizations in more than 200 countries and regions.
Alibaba Cloud Elastic High-Performance Computing (E-HPC) is a cloud-native, full-stack, high-performance computing PaaS platform in China. It provides users with one-stop public cloud HPC services. It is fast, flexible, and secure, and supports interoperability with other Alibaba Cloud products.
DP Technology, Ltd., founded in 2018, tackles challenges in many industries at the microscopic level via innovative molecular simulation technologies.
DP Technology is a global pioneer in artificial intelligence and molecular simulation algorithms and is building a simulation platform that can dramatically increase the productivity of research labs, from pharmaceutical and materials industries to academia. Its cloud platform relies on Alibaba’s E-HPC products.
DP needed to run LAMMPS workloads, which are particularly challenging due to their inherent complex simulations and changing dynamics.
Using the combination of Alibaba’s E-HPC Cloud Service and Intel® hardware and oneAPI software, DP Technology achieved about 45.2% performance improvement.
“With oneAPI support DP successfully carried out molecular dynamics simulation of millions of atoms on E-HPC.”
“E-HPC provides individual users, education and research institutions, and public institutions with a fast, elastic, and secure cloud compute platform. With the Intel oneAPI toolkit, E-HPC can help customers build a high-performance, profiling computing platform on Intel Xeon scalable processors.”