Methodology for the Rapid Development of Scalable HPC Data Services

Matthieu Dorier, Philip Carns, Kevin Harms, Robert Latham, Robert Ross, Shane Snyder, Justin Wozniak, Samuel Gutierrez, Bob Robey, Brad Settlemyer, Galen Shipman, Jerome Soumagne (+3 others)
2018 2018 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Workshop on Parallel Data Storage & Data Intensive Scalable Computing Systems (PDSW-DISCS)  
There is growing evidence in the scientifc computing community that parallel file systems are not sufficient for all HPC storage workloads. This realization has motivated extensive research in new storage system designs. The question of which alternative we should turn towards implies that there could be a single answer satisfying a wide range of very diverse applications. We argue that such a generic solution does not exist. Instead, custom data services should be designed and tailored to the
more » ... eeds of specific applications on specific hardware. Furthermore, custom data services should be designed in close collaboration with users. In this paper, we present a methodology for the rapid development of such data services. This methodology promotes the design of reusable building blocks that can be composed together efficiently through a runtime based on high-performance threading, tasking, and remote procedure calls. We illustrate the success of our methodology by showcasing three examples of data services designed from the same building blocks, yet targeting entirely different applications.
doi:10.1109/pdsw-discs.2018.00013 dblp:conf/sc/DorierCHLRSWGRS18 fatcat:agaxisl4dvhunkai6lncj4f6oa