JUNE 19–23, 2016

Session Details

Name: 11th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC'16)
Time: Thursday, June 23, 2016
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Room:   Volt
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel
Breaks:11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Organizer:   Michael Alexander, TU Wien
  Balazs Gerofi, RIKEN AICS
  Anastassios Nanos, NTUA
Abstract:   Virtualization technologies constitute a key enabling factor for flexible resource management in modern data centers, and particularly in cloud environments. Cloud providers need to dynamically manage complex infrastructures in a seamless fashion for varying workloads and hosted applications, independently of the customers deploying software or users submitting highly dynamic and heterogeneous workloads. Similarly and thanks to virtualization, HPC environments have the ability to manage vast computing and networking resources dynamically and close to the marginal cost of providing the services, which is unprecedented in the history of scientific and commercial computing. Various virtualization technologies contribute to the overall picture in different ways: machine virtualization, with its capability to enable consolidation of multiple under­utilized servers with heterogeneous software and operating systems (OSes), and its capability to live­-migrate a fully operating virtual machine (VM) with a very short downtime, enables novel and dynamic ways to manage physical servers; OS-­level virtualization, with its capability to isolate multiple user space environments and to allow for their co­existence within the same OS kernel, promises to provide many of the advantages of machine virtualization with high levels of responsiveness and performance.

Targeted Audience
The Workshop on Virtualization in High Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC) aims to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners facing the challenges posed by virtualization.

For more details, please visit the workshop webpage at http://vhpc.org/