CCR system software researchers Andrew Younge, Kevin Pedretti, Ryan Grant, and Ron Brightwell authored the paper entitled “A Tale of Two Systems: Using Containers to Deploy HPC Applications on Supercomputers and Clouds,” which is one of three papers nominated for Best Paper in Cloud Architecture at the upcoming 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science. This paper defines a model for parallel application DevOps and deployment using containers to enhance developer workflows and provide container portability from laptop to clouds or supercomputers. Initial application development, debugging, and testing can be done on cloud resources, such as Amazon EC2, and then seamlessly migrated to a Cray supercomputer using the Singularity container framework. Configured appropriately, the container environment is able to deliver native performance on the Cray system. IEEE CloudCom is the premier conference on cloud computing technologies, attracting participants from the fields of big data, systems architecture, services research, virtualization, security and privacy, high performance computing, with an emphasis on how to build cloud computing platforms with real impact. This work was supported by NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program.
October 1, 2017