For four years, Bramblecloud has made it easy to get high-performance computing resources with just a few clicks. Now we’re moving on and closing our services. We have de-activated the registration of new accounts. For our existing users: you can still access your servers and retrieve your data. The platform will shut down entirely in the next few months.
It’s been an incredible journey and we’d like to thank all our customers for the trust you have placed in us. Thank you!
Get productive with cluster computing in R
Bramblecloud gives you pre-configured cloud clusters to speed up R computations. It works right out of the box, providing you with additional computing power when you need it without the hassle of setting up the cloud service infrastructure first. Our clusters are hosted on Amazon’s AWS platform and you can reliably integrate spot instances into your R cluster to save costs. Special rates for university affiliates are available. Here’s an overview of Bramblecloud’s features:
Speed up computations
Use cloud computing power to get your job done faster.
Easily save 90% of computation time with parallelized algorithms.
No need to waste time on configuring your cluster. Moving your computations to the cloud is just a few clicks away.
Get an RStudio window into the cluster where you can run your computations
Pay only what you use
There’s no subscription fee or hidden costs. You only pay for the time that you use.
Bramblecloud is pay-per-hour. Just like software as a service should be.
High data security
Automatic firewall management to keep your computations secure.
Your data is safe with us.
Automatically stop idle clusters to prevent costs from accumulating when the job is done.
Get your full cost overview live from the dashboard.
Use spot instances
We let you add spot instances to your R cluster. You name the price.
Bramblecloud takes care of administering spot instances, so that you can speed up your computation even more for little money.
Complete your simulations in minutes instead of hours
Macro-parallelization makes sense in a lot of simulations like Monte Carlo, evolutionary modelling, adaptive mesh refinement, lattice simulations and molecular dynamics, numerical solvers for differential equations or optimization problems. If you can run it on the 4 CPU cores of your desktop, then you can also run it on 256 cores in the cloud, giving you dramatic speed-ups!
The chart on the right shows the computation times of a simple Monte Carlo integration of
sin(x) from 0 to π using 1 trillion simulations. This embarassingly parallel toy example exhibits almost perfect speed gains from parallelization. Like that, you can avoid running computations over night and get more done in less time.
And the best: using spot instances you can lower the cost of large clusters. The computations with 128 and 256 cores were done using 1 permanent machine and 3 / 7 spot instances, respectively.
Computation time in hours w.r.t. number of CPUs
Small Instance US/EU/Asia
Spot Instance US/EU/Asia
You Name Itper instance/hour
All prices are without tax. Depending on your location, additional VAT or sales tax charges may apply.
We have got special discounts for students and researchers affiliated with universities. Please ask about it here
* New customers get ¢240 net credit, enough to test our small machine for 6 hours.