FutureGrid: A Reconfigurable Testbed for Cloud, HPC and Grid Computing
|Title||FutureGrid: A Reconfigurable Testbed for Cloud, HPC and Grid Computing|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Fox, GC, von Laszewski, G, Diaz, J, Keahey, K, Fortes, J, Figueiredo, R, Smallen, S, Smith, W, Grimshaw, A|
|Book Title||Contemporary High Performance Computing: From Petascale toward Exascale|
|Publisher||Chapman & Hall|
The FutureGrid project [vLFW+10] mission is to enable experimental work that advances:
The implementation of the mission includes distributed flexible hardware with supported use, identified Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) core software with supported use, FutureGrid - a reconfigurable testbed for Cloud, HPC and Grid Computing 3 a growing list of software from FutureGrid partners and users, and educational outreach.
Thereby the FutureGrid project provides a capability that makes it possible for researchers to tackle complex research challenges in computational and computer and computational science related to the use and technology of High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, Grids [FK99], and clouds [AFG+09, KH11]. Topics range from programming models, scheduling, virtualization, middleware, storage systems, interface design and cybersecurity, to the optimization of Grid-enabled andxfgg cloud-enabled computational schemes for researchers in astronomy, chemistry, biology, engineering, atmospheric science and epidemiology.