post-thumb How API-driven Public Clouds and HPC are Bringing a Brighter Future

(reprint)… API-Driven Public Cloud The increasing popularity of cloud computing is evident in a myriad of news articles, blog posts and videos. Although cloud computing offers many benefits, one of the greatest benefits is largely hidden within the cloud. When public clouds appeared, initial conversation focused on comparing the public cloud to data center virtualization. A critical aspect gradually emerged, the secret sauce: the public cloud is more than just virtualization.

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post-thumb AUTOMATING CLOUD HPC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITH CLOUDYCLUSTER

(reprint)… At ISC I was intrigued to learn about the CloudLightning project because it has goals to make cloud operation more efficient from an operational perspective, down to a reduction of the electrons consumed in delivering services. The specific aspects of self-organisation and self-management truly resonate with me as some of the foundational ways the cloud needs to evolve. CloudyCluster incorporates aspects of these self-organisation and self-management goals. The purpose of this blog post is to give an overview of the CloudyCluster approach, and how we designed it to utilise and automate cloud resources for HPC consumption.

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