High Performance and Grid Computing in the Cloud

The HPCcloud discussion group has been created in order to address the growing interest in High Performance Computing and Grid Computing in the Cloud. The purpose of this group is to present experiences and scenarios by individuals, organizations and projects to illustrate how Cloud computing can enhance the different types of distributed and high performance computing infrastructures in science and engineering. The group covers the following aspects about innovative potential, benefits and challenges of new Cloud technologies and services in High Performance Computing (HPC) and Grid Computing research and business:

  • Cultural, security, political and legal barriers to implementing Cloud provisioning models in HPC and Grid environments
  • Architectures for integration of Cloud technologies and services with HPC and Grid infrastructures
  • Standardization of interactions between HPC and Grid platforms and Cloud infrastructures
  • Limitations of existing Cloud services and technologies for the capability and capacity computing demands of the HPC and Grid communities in the execution of both tightly-coupled HPC and loosely-coupled HTC applications
  • HPC Clouds offering platforms with HPC devices and configurations, and Scientific Clouds offering specific services for the scientific and technical computing community
  • Impact of virtualization on the performance of memory, CPU and I/O intensive, and latency sensitive applications, and virtualization support for specialized communication transports
  • Service and infrastructure scalability and elasticity management for the efficient execution of virtualized HPC and Grid platforms
  • Challenges of porting HPC applications to the Cloud and new computing paradigms for HPC on Cloud

You are invited to use this group to promote your events related to HPC and/or Grid Computing in the Cloud.

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Ignacio M. Llorente

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  1. David

    Always like to see information on Cloud Computing! Looks like Australians are starting to wake up to it too with Telstra announcing a $500m spend this week on cloud computing services.

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