LLSuperCloud: Sharing HPC systems for diverse rapid prototyping

Albert Reuther, Jeremy Kepner, William Arcand, David Bestor, Bill Bergeron, Chansup Byun, Matthew Hubbell, Peter Michaleas, Julie Mullen, Andrew Prout, Antonio Rosa

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Abstract

The supercomputing and enterprise computing arenas come from very different lineages. However, the advent of commodity computing servers has brought the two arenas closer than they have ever been. Within enterprise computing, commodity computing servers have resulted in the development of a wide range of new cloud capabilities: elastic computing, virtualization, and data hosting. Similarly, the supercomputing community has developed new capabilities in heterogeneous, massively parallel hardware and software. Merging the benefits of enterprise clouds and supercomputing has been a challenging goal. Significant effort has been expended in trying to deploy supercomputing capabilities on cloud computing systems. These efforts have resulted in unreliable, low-performance solutions, which requires enormous expertise to maintain. LLSuperCloud provides a novel solution to the problem of merging enterprise cloud and supercomputing technology. More specifically LLSuperCloud reverses the traditional paradigm of attempting to deploy supercomputing capabilities on a cloud and instead deploys cloud capabilities on a supercomputer. The result is a system that can handle heterogeneous, massively parallel workloads while also providing high performance elastic computing, virtualization, and databases. The benefits of LLSuperCloud are highlighted using a mixed workload of C MPI, parallel MATLAB, Java, databases, and virtualized web services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, HPEC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479913657
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, HPEC 2013 - Waltham, MA, United States
Duration: Sep 10 2013Sep 12 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, HPEC 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, HPEC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaltham, MA
Period09/10/1309/12/13

Keywords

  • cloud computing
  • high performance computing
  • virtual machines

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