Using AWS EC2 as Test-Bed infrastructure in the I/O system configuration for HPC applications

TitleUsing AWS EC2 as Test-Bed infrastructure in the I/O system configuration for HPC applications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsGomez-Sanchez, P, Encinas, D, Panadero, J, Bezerra, A, Mendez, S, Naiouf, M, Giusti, AD, del Rosario, DRexachs, Luque, E
JournalJournal of Computer Science & Technology
VolumeVolumen 16
Start Page65
Issue02
Date Published11/2016
ISSN1666-6038
Abstract

n recent years, the use of public cloud platforms as infrastructure has been gaining popularity in many scientific areas and High Performance Computing (HPC) is no exception. These kinds of platforms can be used by system administrators as Test-Bed systems for evaluating and detecting performance inefficiencies in the I/O subsystem, and for taking decisions about the configuration parameters that have influence on the performance of an application, without compromising the performance of the production HPC system. In this paper, we propose a methodology to evaluate parallel applications by using virtual clusters as a test system. Our experimental validation indicates that virtual clusters are a quick and easy solution for system administrators, for analysing the impact of the I/O system on the I/O kernels of the parallel applications and for taking performance decisions in a controlled environment.

URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/10915/57264
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