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Viability of small-scale HPC cloud infrastructures

Ogunshile, Emmanuel



Víctor Méndez Muñoz

Donald Ferguson

Markus Helfert

Claus Pahl


RDMA networking has historically been linked closely and almost exclusively with HPC infrastructures. However, as demand for RDMA networking increases in fields outside of HPC, such as with Hadoop in the Big Data space, an increasing number of organisations are exploring methods of introducing merged HPC and cloud platforms into their daily operations. This paper explores the benefits of RDMA over traditional TCP/IP networking, and considers the challenges faced in the areas of storage and networking from the perspectives of integration, management and performance. It also explores the overall viability of building such a platform, providing a suitable hardware infrastructure for a fictional case study business.

Publication Date Mar 1, 2018
Journal scitepress
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 275-286
Book Title Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science
ISBN 9789897582950
Institution Citation Ogunshile, E. (2018). Viability of small-scale HPC cloud infrastructures. In D. Ferguson, M. Helfert, C. Pahl, & V. Méndez Muñoz (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, 275-286. SciTePress.
Keywords RDMA networking, TCP/IP networking, HPC infrastructures, cloud platforms, integration, management and performance
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final version has been published in the CLOSER proceedings, and is available via the following link