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Providing a Cloud Network Infrastructure on a Supercomputer

Providing a Cloud Network Infrastructure on a Supercomputer
Author:

Jonathan Appavoo, Volkmar Uhlig, Jan Stoess, Amos Waterland, Bryan Rosenburg, Robert Wisniewski, Dilma Da Silva, Eric Van Hensbergen, and Udo Steinberg

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Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 21-25, 2010, pp. 385-394

Date: 06.2010

Abstract:

Supercomputers and clouds both strive to make a large number of computing cores available for computation. More recently, similar objectives such as low-power, manageability at scale, and low cost of ownership are driving a more converged hardware and software. Challenges remain, however, of which one is that current cloud infrastructure does not yield the performance sought by many scientific applications. A source of the performance loss comes from virtualization and virtualization of the network in particular. This paper provides an introduction and analysis of a hybrid supercomputer software infrastructure, which allows direct hardware access to the communication hardware for the necessary components while providing the standard elastic cloud infrastructure for other components.

BibTex:

@inproceedings{stoess10cloudnetwork,
  author = {Jonathan Appavoo and Volkmar Uhlig and Jan Stoess and Amos Waterland and Bryan Rosenburg and Robert Wisniewski and Dilma Da Silva and Eric Van Hensbergen and Udo Steinberg},
  title = {Providing a Cloud Network Infrastructure on a Supercomputer},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing},
  address = {Chicago, Illinois, USA},
  pages = "385--394",
  year = 2010,
  month = jun # "~21",
  affiliation = {Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany},
}