REMICS participation at CCSA 2012

 

 

REMICS was participating at the 2012 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Computing and Scientific Applications (CCSA) In conjunction with The 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2012)

Satish Narayana Srirama, Chris Willmore, Vladislav Ivanistsev, Pelle Jakovits, "Desktop to Cloud Migration of Scientific Experiments" 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Computing and Scientific Applications (CCSA 2012) @ The 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2012), May 13-16, 2012, in Ottawa, Canada. The involved publication Satish Narayana Srirama, Chris Willmore, Vladislav Ivanistsev, Pelle Jakovits, "Desktop to Cloud Migration of Scientific Experiments" was initiated for publication in the Future Generation Computer Systems – Elsevier journal, to be published in 2013.

Abstract

Scientific computing applications usually need huge amounts of computational power. The cloud provides interesting high-performance computing solutions, with its promise of virtually infinite resources. However, migrating scientific computing problems to clouds and the re-creation of a software environment on the vendor-supplied OS and cloud instances is often a laborious task. It is also assumed that the scientist who is performing the experiments has significant knowledge of computer science, cloud computing and the migration procedure. Most often, this is not the case. Considering this obstacle, we have designed tools that help scientists to migrate their applications to the cloud. The idea is to migrate the complete desktop environment, with which the scientist is working daily, to the cloud directly. The developed desktop-to-cloud-migration (D2CM) tool supports transformation of virtual machine images, deployment description and lifecycle management for applications to be hosted on Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) or compatible infrastructure such as Eucalyptus. The paper also presents an electrochemical case study which extensively used the tool in drawing domain specific results. From the analysis, it was observed that D2CM tool not only helps in the migration process but also helps in optimizing the experiments, clusters and thus the costs for conducting scientific computing experiments on the cloud.

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