High Performance Computing (HPC)

Run complex workloads, such as advanced simulations and other scientific applications, cost-effectively on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) HPC platform. The OCI HPC platform brings together industry-leading bare metal instances, ultralow-latency networking, and high performance storage that rivals the performance of on-premises solutions.

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Why choose OCI HPC?

  • Leading price-performance

    OCI bare metal instances, coupled with microsecond-latency RDMA cluster networking provide 50% better price-performance and 3.5X time savings for HPC workloads compared with previous-generation compute.

  • Options for every workload

    OCI provides bare metal instances powered by Intel CPUs, AMD CPUs, and NVIDIA GPUs for various demanding workloads, including AI/ML, complex mathematical simulations, and big data analytics.

  • Rich partner ecosystem

    Oracle works closely with an array of partners across industries and with open source projects to support customers and provide proven solutions for a wide array of HPC tasks.

HPC solutions by industry

Oracle built the infrastructure and services in the cloud to support enterprise-class customers' needs across multiple industries and industry use cases.


HPC on OCI allows our manufacturing customers to run larger workloads faster and support more computationally complex simulations. From crash-test simulations to aerodynamics, HPC on OCI provides the compute capability to run these workloads at a higher performance than any other cloud provider.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

CFD is a common workload that simulates the motion of air and fluid to simplify and speed product engineering. For example, in the automotive sector, it helps manufacturers simulate cabin airflow, engine oil dynamics, and the air flow around the car to improve fuel efficiency. It is a tightly coupled MPI-based workload that benefits from Oracle’s 100 Gbps cluster networking, high-frequency Intel processor-based compute instances, and the latest NVIDIA GPUs.

Life sciences simulations on OCI

Molecular dynamics (MD) and genomic simulations are routine workloads of the life sciences industry. These simulations analyze the physical movements of atoms and molecules and are utilized in use cases like drug discovery. By moving these computationally intensive workloads to OCI, researchers can achieve the best possible performance, meet scale requirements, and reduce the time for discovering new treatments, which can offer cost savings.

Life sciences

Financial services

Financial applications, including trading applications, require high-performance, low-latency infrastructure. These applications were not a design goal of early cloud architectures, and they have been slow to move to the cloud. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides the performance characteristics, such as sub-2-microsecond in-cluster latency these applications require, rivaling custom-built and expensive on-premises solutions.

Visual effects rendering

High performance computing provides the horsepower for today’s omnipresent visual effects. From special effects in movies to TV ads and the latest PC and console game titles, all are developed by media companies who need HPC and GPU performance on-demand. OCI offers HPC and GPU-powered bare metal instances like NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Workstation that deliver consistent performance in line with expensive high-end graphics workstations at a lower cost.

Higher education and research

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s supercomputing platform gives researchers access to bare metal NVIDIA GPUs, high performance computing instances, and a low-latency clustered network. Researchers can create clusters for running large-scale computations to accelerate the research in multiple branches of science and engineering like drug discovery, genomics, weather forecasting, space exploration, and more. Through programs like Oracle for Research, Oracle is working closely with research organizations like the University of Bristol and the Royal Holloway University of London to help accelerate the development of vaccines and advanced solutions that address climate change.

HPC reference architectures

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