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Evaluation of the HPC Challenge Benchmarks in Virtualized Environments [chapter]

Piotr Luszczek, Eric Meek, Shirley Moore, Dan Terpstra, Vincent M. Weaver, Jack Dongarra
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper evaluates the performance of the HPC Challenge benchmarks in several virtual environments, including VMware, KVM and VirtualBox.  ...  The HPC Challenge benchmarks consist of a suite of tests that examine the performance of HPC architectures using kernels with memory access patterns more challenging than those of the High Performance  ...  The virtualized environments we investigated were VMware, KVM and Vir-tualBox. We used the HPC Challenge (HPCC) benchmarks [6] to evaluate these environments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-29740-3_49 fatcat:rolhnvzkbbhljdqq7yjaprusmu

Performance analysis of virtualized environments using HPC Challenge benchmark suite and Analytic Hierarchy Process

Reza Bakhshayeshi, Mohammad Kazem Akbari, Morteza Sargolzaei Javan
2014 2014 Iranian Conference on Intelligent Systems (ICIS)  
In this paper we are goi performance of some virtualized environ VMware ESXi, KVM, Xen, Oracle VirtualB Workstation using HPC Challenge (HPCC) be Open MPI in order to represent solutions for v of cloud  ...  computing architecture and then approach in general using Analytic Hierarchy Keywords-cloud computing; virtualiza performance evaluation I.  ...  [14] evaluated the perfo Challenge benchmark in several virtu including VMware, KVM and VirtualBox evaluating the overheads of the different asp affected by virtualization.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iraniancis.2014.6802585 fatcat:2sejep2dgvdbvhte5ft5zyzyku

Analyzing and Modeling the Performance in Xen-Based Virtual Cluster Environment

Kejiang Ye, Xiaohong Jiang, Siding Chen, Dawei Huang, Bei Wang
2010 2010 IEEE 12th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC)  
It's worthy to evaluate the virtualization cost and to find the performance bottleneck when running HPC applications in virtual cluster.  ...  However, its use for high performance computing (HPC) is still not popular due to the unclearness of the virtualization overheads.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We are grateful to the anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions on the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hpcc.2010.79 dblp:conf/hpcc/YeJCHW10 fatcat:gvshsf6khjhxdcgqebxuydwpj4

SR-IOV Support for Virtualization on InfiniBand Clusters: Early Experience

J. Jose, Mingzhe Li, Xiaoyi Lu, K. C. Kandalla, M. D. Arnold, D. K. Panda
2013 2013 13th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing  
, and for fully-subscribed VM modes • Plan to evaluate real-world HPC applications with SR-IOV • Plan to explore designs for improving middleware (MPI/PGAS) performance in virtualized environment Performance  ...  blocking • HPC Middleware (MPI/PGAS) Performance • Evaluations with MPI Graph500 benchmark -Communication intensive, irregular benchmark • Varied the number of VMs per node, and compared with number of  ... 
doi:10.1109/ccgrid.2013.76 dblp:conf/ccgrid/JoseLLKAP13 fatcat:a4yiuj7atzb5pjf5qgzvj3v4am

Minimal-overhead virtualization of a large scale supercomputer

John R. Lange, Kevin Pedretti, Peter Dinda, Patrick G. Bridges, Chang Bae, Philip Soltero, Alexander Merritt
2011 Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS international conference on Virtual execution environments - VEE '11  
In this paper, we show how careful use of hardware and VMM features enables the virtualization of a large-scale HPC system, specifically a Cray XT4 machine, with ≤5% overhead on key HPC applications, microbenchmarks  ...  Virtualization has the potential to dramatically increase the usability and reliability of high performance computing (HPC) systems.  ...  We believe our results represent the largest scale study of HPC virtualization by at least two orders of magnitude, and we have described how such performance is possible.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1952682.1952705 dblp:conf/vee/LangePDBBSM11 fatcat:jkhsx56ybnbhbbinribfbgy3k4

Minimal-overhead virtualization of a large scale supercomputer

John R. Lange, Kevin Pedretti, Peter Dinda, Patrick G. Bridges, Chang Bae, Philip Soltero, Alexander Merritt
2011 SIGPLAN notices  
In this paper, we show how careful use of hardware and VMM features enables the virtualization of a large-scale HPC system, specifically a Cray XT4 machine, with ≤5% overhead on key HPC applications, microbenchmarks  ...  Virtualization has the potential to dramatically increase the usability and reliability of high performance computing (HPC) systems.  ...  We believe our results represent the largest scale study of HPC virtualization by at least two orders of magnitude, and we have described how such performance is possible.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2007477.1952705 fatcat:ibanfnupyrc7xj3bzj5c46cbpu

Impact of Process Allocation Strategies in High Performance Cloud Computing on Azure Platform

Hanan A. Hassan, Aya I. Maiyza, Walaa M. Sheta
2017 Scalable Computing : Practice and Experience  
In this paper, we evaluate the performance of HPC applications on Microsoft Azure cloud platform using the well-known NAS parallel benchmarks.  ...  These benchmarks are considered as examples of general scientific HPC applications to test the communication performance.  ...  We also would like to thank Mona Kashkoush and Shimaa Abdellatif Mohamed, from the Informatics Research Institute for their collaboration in conducting the experiments.  ... 
doi:10.12694/scpe.v18i2.1288 fatcat:t4pjcc2bgjb3rc5idrrnr6vmuu

Exploring the support for high performance applications in the container runtime environment

John Paul Martin, A. Kandasamy, K. Chandrasekaran
2018 Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences  
The overhead in the virtualization layer was one of the reasons which hindered its application in the HPC environment.  ...  Virtualization is rightly referred to as the backbone of cloud computing. Impacts of virtualization employed in high performance computing (HPC) has been much reviewed by researchers.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank the reviewers for their suggestions which helped in improving the quality of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13673-017-0124-3 fatcat:yjdnwyxbnnexpnf3o6h3q53qme

HPC Performance and Energy-Efficiency of the OpenStack Cloud Middleware

Sebastien Varrette, Valentin Plugaru, Mateusz Guzek, Xavier Besseron, Pascal Bouvry
2014 2014 43rd International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops  
A Holistic Model of the Performance and the Energy-Efficiency of Hypervisors in an HPC Environment. Intl.  ...  We thus arrived to the following benchmarks: • The HPC Challenge (HPCC) [13] , an industry standard suite used to stress the performance of multiple aspects of an HPC system, from the pure computing power  ...  HPC Applications Application Traditional Traditional Energy efficient CC (C)ompute/(D)ata (x86_64) +GPU ARMv7 intensive Synthetic benchmarks Data analytics and machine learning benchmarks  ... 
doi:10.1109/icppw.2014.62 dblp:conf/icppw/VarrettePGBB14 fatcat:5ghxghrww5buvpikthln3bvtpu

Integration of a heterogeneous compute resource in the ATLAS workflow

Felix Bührer, Anton Gamel, Benoit Roland, Ulrike Schnoor, Markus Schumacher, A. Forti, L. Betev, M. Litmaath, O. Smirnova, P. Hristov
2019 EPJ Web of Conferences  
In addition to the provisioning of the virtual environment, the on-demand integration of these resources into the Tier3 scheduler in a dynamic way is described.  ...  The shared HPC cluster "NEMO" at the University of Freiburg has been made available to local ATLAS [3] users through the provisioning of virtual machines incorporating the ATLAS software environment analogously  ...  Acknowledgements The research is supported by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg in the project MWK 34-7547.221 "ViCE Virtual Open Science Collaboration Environment  ... 
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201921407014 fatcat:6jbgv2yof5en3knftgi4m24urm

Performance Evaluation of Container-based Virtualization for High Performance Computing Environments [article]

Carlos Arango, Rémy Dernat, John Sanabria
2017 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, the features of three container-based operating systems virtualization tools (LXC, Docker and Singularity) are presented.  ...  Along with processors evolution, system developers have created different virtualization mechanisms where each new development enhanced the performance of previous virtualized environments.  ...  CPU performance In order to evaluate COS technologies for HPC we run the HPL-Benchmark [34] for a real vs virtual cluster as the ratio between the HPL benchmark performance of the cluster and the performance  ... 
arXiv:1709.10140v1 fatcat:kmpyu5qsk5gu3nqgfywfhvzi64

Building a Private HPC Cloud for Compute and Data-Intensive Applications

Moussa Taifi, Abdallah Khreishah, Justin Y. Shi
2013 International Journal on Cloud Computing Services and Architecture  
With the proper incentive model, resource efficiency will be automatically maximized. In this context, there are three new challenges. The first is the virtualization overheads.  ...  In addition, we show that even if the overhead of virtualization is present, efficient scalability for virtual clusters can be achieved by understanding the effects of virtualization overheads on various  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like Thomas Stauffer, AakashPradeep and Dr.Jie Wu for useful feedback and suggestions, as well operational support during the design and deployment phases of the private  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijccsa.2013.3201 fatcat:73pwlzqdgnavlp6rjhs2yjtycq

Low-latency software defined network for high performance clouds

Paul Rad, Rajendra V. Boppana, Palden Lama, Gilad Berman, Mo Jamshidi
2015 2015 10th System of Systems Engineering Conference (SoSE)  
The efficiency of the proposed lowlatency Software Defined Networking is analyzed and evaluated for high performance applications.  ...  However, poor network performance, performance variation and noisy neighbors are some of the challenges for execution of high performance applications on public clouds.  ...  The characterization of the InfiniBand in bare-metal and virtualized environments have been thoroughly evaluated by the HPC and Virtualization communities [6] , [16] , [22] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/sysose.2015.7151909 dblp:conf/sysose/RadBLBJ15 fatcat:vd3iuq4goza2tfnc6537ytagni

Evaluating the Performance Impact of Xen on MPI and Process Execution For HPC Systems

Lamia Youseff, Rich Wolski, Brent Gorda, Chandra Krintz
2006 First International Workshop on Virtualization Technology in Distributed Computing (VTDC 2006)  
However, virtualizing software is not currently employed in HPC environments due to its perceived overhead.  ...  In this work, we investigate the overhead imposed by the popular, open-source, Xen virtualization system, on performance-critical HPC kernels and applications.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors owe great thanks to Makia Munich at LLNL and Graziano Obertelli at UCSB for their continuous work and help with the CHAOS system and the benchmarks.  ... 
doi:10.1109/vtdc.2006.4 fatcat:lbabtvrec5hdrkszk3goq7wdny

Evaluating Interconnect and Virtualization Performance forHigh Performance Computing

Lavanya Ramakrishnan, R. Shane Canon, Krishna Muriki, Iwona Sakrejda, Nicholas J. Wright
2012 Performance Evaluation Review  
In this paper we detail benchmarking results that characterize the virtualization overhead and its impact on performance.  ...  However there is still a limited understanding of the nature of overheads and the type of applications that might do well in these environments.  ...  We use standard benchmarks such as the HPC-Challenge [7] to understand the overheads.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2381056.2381071 fatcat:ex2zwhkqgjaojp47yhffbul7ua
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