REMICS participation at HPCS 2013

 

REMICS was participating at 11th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2013) (http://hpcs2013.cisedu.info/)

S. N. Srirama, V. Ivanistsev, P. Jakovits, C. Willmore: Direct Migration of Scientific Computing Experiments to the Cloud, The 2013 (11th) International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2013), July 01-05, 2013, pp. 27-34. IEEE.

Abstract

cientific 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 life-cycle management for applications to be hosted on Amazon's Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) or compatible infrastructure such as Eucalyptus. We used 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.