Using EC2 eliminates your need to invest in hardware upfront. You can use EC2 to launch as many or as few virtual machines as you need, configure security and networking, and manage storage. EC2 enables you to scale up or down to handle changes in requirements, reducing your need to forecast traffic.
Users can run Lumerical simulations on EC2. Compatibility of Lumerical’s products with EC2 provides quick, accessible, cost-effective and scalable computing infrastructure to perform ever-larger volumes of simulations to design and optimize next-generation optoelectronic components, circuits, and systems.
Amazon Web Services account
- An AWS account is required to create your compute instances and run simulation jobs on EC2.
- Create an Amazon Web Services account.
- You will be asked to provide Credit Card information, which will be used to bill you later for charges when using your EC2 instances.
- Follow the wizard from Amazon when creating your AWS account.
- AWS charges are based on the amount of time and storage used, with cheaper hourly rates available for longer-term contracts and spot computing instances. See Amazon EC2 pricing for details.
- To discuss your simulation and cloud computing needs or to request a quote, please Contact Us.
Creating your first cluster
To help you get started on AWS we created a few getting started guides that can be used depending on what your workload is. We recommend following Use Case: Multi-node clusters with launch templates. After completing this guide you will be able to test your workflow on multiple configurations within minutes of each other. eg. 1 x (c5.24xlarge), 10 x (c5.24xlarge), 2 x (5 x m5.24xlarge).