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Virtual Clusters on the Fly - Fast, Scalable, and Flexible Installation

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Virtual Clusters on the Fly - Fast, Scalable, and Flexible Installation
One of the advantages in virtualized computing clusters compared to traditional shared HPC environments is their ability to accommodate user-specific system customization. However, past attempts to providing virtual clusters are not scalable with increasing number of VMs, nor do they allow fine-grained customization of VMs, assuming that preconfigured VM images are always available on the Grid. We propose a new virtual cluster installation technique that achieves efficiency and scalability, and yet simultaneously fine-grained customizability. It allows the user to create VMs on the fly for fine-grained customization of VMs, and pipelined data transfer for scalable installation with increasing number of VMs. To achieve efficiency in the presence of such full customization, it automatically caches frequently-constructed virtual disk images to save software installation time in common cases. Our experimental studies using a prototype implementation show that installation of a 190...
Hideo Nishimura, Naoya Maruyama, Satoshi Matsuoka
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Type Conference
Year 2007
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Authors Hideo Nishimura, Naoya Maruyama, Satoshi Matsuoka
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