The Benefits & Challenges of Virtualizing HPC in the Cloud (or Elsewhere)
Josh Simons, HPC Architect, Office of the CTO, VMware, USA
Virtualization is the enabling substrate for Cloud Computing. As such, it brings an array of benefits and challenges to the concept of Clouds for HPC from both a manageability and performance perspective. From this talk, participants will gain a good understanding of the current state of performance for virtualized HPC applications as well as the prospects for further future performance improvements over the next few years. In addition, the primary value propositions for virtualization in HPC will be covered from the perspective of both Cloud users and Cloud providers, including dynamic resource management and application resilience.