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Skyport - Container-Based Execution Environment Management for Multi-Cloud Scientific Workflows

TitleSkyport - Container-Based Execution Environment Management for Multi-Cloud Scientific Workflows
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGerlach, W, Tang, W, Keegan, K, Harrison, T, Wilke, A, Bischof, J, D'Souza, M, Devoid, S, Murphy-Olson, D, Desai, N, Meyer, F
Conference NameDataCloud '14
Date Published11/2014
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationNew Orleans, LA
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P5209-1014
AbstractRecently, Linux container technology has been gaining attention as it promises to transform the way software is developed and deployed. The portability and ease of deployment makes Linux containers an ideal technology to be used in scientific workflow platforms. Skyport utilizes Docker Linux containers to solve software deployment problems and resource utilization inefficiencies inherent to all existing scientific workflow platforms. As an extension to AWE/Shock, our data analysis platform that provides scalable workflow execution environments for scientific data in the cloud, Skyport greatly reduces the complexity associated with providing the environment necessary to execute complex workflows.
URLhttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2689680
DOI10.1109/DataCloud.2014.6
PDFhttp://www.mcs.anl.gov/papers/P5209-1014.pdf