2006-08: Virtualized System Environments for Petascale Computing and Beyond
This research project intends to address scalability, manageability, and ease-of-use challenges in petascale system software and application runtime environments through the development of a virtual system environment (VSE). In addition to providing a scalable and reliable “sandbox” environment for scientific application development on desktops and clusters, the VSE will offer an identical production environment for scientific application deployment on terascale and petascale high-end computing (HEC) systems. The VSE concept enables “plug-and-play” supercomputing through desktop-to-cluster-to-petaflop computer system-level virtualization based on recent advances in hypervisor virtualization technologies. The overall goal of this effort is to advance the race for scientific discovery through computation by enabling day-one operation capability of newly installed systems and by improving productivity of scientific application development and deployment.
Funding source: Laboratory Directed Research and Development, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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- Stephen L. Scott, Geoffroy R. Vallée, Thomas Naughton, Anand Tikotekar, Christian Engelmann, and Hong H. Ong. System-Level Virtualization Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), volume 26, number 3, pages 304-307, 2010. Elsevier B.V, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISSN 0167-739X.
- Geoffroy R. Vallée, Thomas Naughton, Hong H. Ong, Anand Tikotekar, Christian Engelmann, Wesley Bland, Ferrol Aderholt, and Stephen L. Scott. Virtual System Environments. In Communications in Computer and Information Science: Proceedings of the 2nd DMTF Academic Alliance Workshop on Systems and Virtualization Management: Standards and New Technologies (SVM) 2008, pages 72-83, Munich, Germany, October 21-22, 2008. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 978-3-540-88707-2. ISSN 1865-0929.
- Anand Tikotekar, Geoffroy Vallée, Thomas Naughton, Hong H. Ong, Christian Engelmann, and Stephen L. Scott. An Analysis of HPC Benchmark Applications in Virtual Machine Environments. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par) 2008: 3rd Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing (VHPC) 2008, pages 63-71, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, August 26-29, 2008. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 978-3-642-00954-9.