SC19 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

Abstract: Two long-held aspirations, "agile supercomputing" and "performant cloud”, are converging. Supercomputing performance can now be achieved in a cloud-native context. Cloud flexibility ensures different classes of workload may be targeted at the most effective resources.

For private cloud, OpenStack has become the de facto standard for IaaS. This presentation will introduce an open project to create private and hybrid cloud infrastructure specifically aimed at addressing the requirements of HPC. Through pooled development effort and a continuous process of validation, many complexities and overheads commonly associated with OpenStack operation are eliminated.

By combining extensive experience of both cloud and HPC infrastructure the functional gaps and performance bottlenecks of conventional cloud infrastructure have been identified and addressed, while maintaining the advantages in agility, flexibility and interoperability heralded by the cloud-native era.

This presentation will provide technical insights, an update on the capabilities of modern OpenStack, and an opportunity to become involved in a project aimed to deliver on the promise of cloud without sacrifice to performance.

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