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High Performance and Grid Computing in the Cloud

New Discussion Group on Enhancing Grid and HPC with Cloud Computing

The HPCcloud discussion group has been created in order to address the growing interest in High Performance Computing and Grid Computing in the Cloud. The purpose of this group is to present experiences and scenarios by individuals, organizations and projects to illustrate how Cloud computing can enhance the different types of distributed and high performance computing infrastructures in science and engineering. The group covers the following aspects about innovative potential, benefits and challenges of new Cloud technologies and services in High Performance Computing (HPC) and Grid Computing research and business:

  • Cultural, security, political and legal barriers to implementing Cloud provisioning models in HPC and Grid environments
  • Architectures for integration of Cloud technologies and services with HPC and Grid infrastructures
  • Standardization of interactions between HPC and Grid platforms and Cloud infrastructures
  • Limitations of existing Cloud services and technologies for the capability and capacity computing demands of the HPC and Grid communities in the execution of both tightly-coupled HPC and loosely-coupled HTC applications
  • HPC Clouds offering platforms with HPC devices and configurations, and Scientific Clouds offering specific services for the scientific and technical computing community
  • Impact of virtualization on the performance of memory, CPU and I/O intensive, and latency sensitive applications, and virtualization support for specialized communication transports
  • Service and infrastructure scalability and elasticity management for the efficient execution of virtualized HPC and Grid platforms
  • Challenges of porting HPC applications to the Cloud and new computing paradigms for HPC on Cloud

You are invited to use this group to promote your events related to HPC and/or Grid Computing in the Cloud.

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Dr. Llorente is Director of the OpenNebula Project and CEO & co-founder at C12G Labs. He is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of cloud and distributed computing, having managed several international projects and initiatives on Cloud Computing, and authored many articles in the leading journals and proceedings books. Dr. Llorente is one of the pioneers and world's leading authorities on Cloud Computing. He has held several appointments as independent expert and consultant for the European Commission and several companies and national governments. He has given many keynotes and invited talks in the main international events in cloud computing, has served on several Groups of Experts on Cloud Computing convened by international organizations, such as the European Commission and the World Economic Forum, and has contributed to several Cloud Computing panels and roadmaps. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface, and has participated in the main European projects in Cloud Computing. Llorente holds a Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and an Executive MBA (IE Business School), and is a Full Professor (Catedratico) and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Group at UCM.

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