High Performance Computing in the Cloud

Using Cloud offerings for resource intense High Performance Computing (HPC) seems like a self-evident step, as they offer on-demand access to virtually infinite resources. This should seem especially attractive for SMEs, usually not operating own data centers, avoiding the high investment costs that go with them.

There are several reasons behind the fact that HPC in the Cloud is not that widespread used as one would expect. Lack of trust and fear of competitors easily gaining access to confidential data and more technical reasons, like performance degradation due to widespread use of virtualization or complicating existing workflows, among them.

The project does research with the goal to offer HPC in a Cloud infrastructure with special focus to make the infrastructure secure and privacy aware.

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Related publications:

  • Holger Gantikow, Sebastian Klingberg, Christoph Reich; Container-based Virtualization for HPC:CLOSER 2015: Lisbon, Portugal; 543-550; 2015