Penguin Computing has announced the availability of the Scyld Cloud Management Platform (SCMP) on its public HPC cloud, Penguin Computing on Demand (POD). A comprehensive software suite that makes it easy to implement service-based on-demand access for HPC applications, SCMP provides services for web-based user sign-up and account management, generating detailed resource usage reports, provisioning and managing of virtual servers, instantly allocating storage, and managing users and user groups.
SCMP’s storage system is based on the distributed open-source storage system Ceph, which supports file-based, block-based and object-based storage. The management of virtual servers leverages OpenStack, an open-source solution for creating and managing large groups of virtual servers in a cloud computing environment. All SCMP components are accessible through an intuitive web-based interface, as well as a web-service API. SCMP is also the foundation of the company’s upcoming Scyld Cloud Manager (SCM), a packaged software suite that will enable customers to build their own public and private HPC clouds.