Providing a cloud network infrastructure on a supercomputer

Jonathan Appavoo, Amos Waterland, Dilma Da Silva, Volkmar Uhlig, Bryan Rosenburg, Eric Van Hensbergen, Jan Stoess, Robert Wisniewski, Udo Steinberg
2010 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing - HPDC '10  
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
more » ... ork 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.
doi:10.1145/1851476.1851534 dblp:conf/hpdc/AppavooWSURHSWS10 fatcat:ryzzz7pjb5cxbbwnhtb7pnqhni