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I am looking for advice on deploying Mathematica for HPC in an on-demand cloud environment. I occasionally have Mathematica projects that require parallel computing and large amounts of RAM. These generally involve clustering, multi-dimensional scaling, geospatial transformation of large lists and geospatial plotting. I am currently running Mathematica 10.4 on an academic HPC network, but have real trouble getting the configuration I need at any reasonable priority (12 cores, 256 GB RAM, GPU array, SSD working drive). I am looking at deploying on AWS or Azure.

Does anybody have experience with either service?

How is the Mathematica licensing handled (is it machine locked requiring a dedicated server?)

Any recommendations for OS? (Linux vs. Windows Server...I know, but I had to ask)

Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ This is a question I am also interested in, but I am not sure this is the right forum. Probably, community.wolfram.com is better. Also, have you had a similar set up with other systems / languages before? E.g. Python or R with Spark on AWS? $\endgroup$ – Anton Antonov Jul 13 '16 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ @Karsten 7 What advice do you have about this? $\endgroup$ – Michael B. Heaney Apr 28 '18 at 22:21
  • $\begingroup$ No new advice. Given the MMA machine-locked licensing issues, I gave up on this a while ago. $\endgroup$ – GraphMan May 19 '18 at 18:54

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