REPORT: Future of HPC in the Cloud

This document is a report delivered under Work Package 8. The objectives of this document are: to determine the key determinants of cloud computing adoption decisions for HPC; to determine the present and future critical issues and problems facing HPC and the adoption of HPC in the Cloud from a …

Open Source Cloud Simulation Software Market Briefing

The value of the global simulation software and analysis market was estimated at approximately US$5.5 billion in 2016 (TechSci Research, 2017; Market and Markets, 2017). Growth rates range from 7% to 16.5% for the forecast period 2017 to 2022 forecasting a market value range of US$8- US$13.5 billion (Technavio, 2016; …

CloudLightning Simulator Launched

We are delighted to announce that after nearly three years of research, the CloudLightning project has open sourced a warehouse-scale cloud simulation toolkit. The CloudLightning Simulator allows researchers and enterprises to test cloud projects at hyper-scale at several orders of magnitude greater than the leading open source cloud simulators. It …

Market Briefing: The Data Center Market

Modern data centers are buildings where computing and telecommunications equipment is located for their common environmental requirements, maintenance and physical security needs. The data center market comprises three main segments: enterprise or inhouse data centers, multi-tenant data centers (including wholesale, colocation, managed and shared hosting data centers) and hyperscale data …

D4.4.1. Service Deployment and Management

D4.4.1. Service Deployment and Management is available for download below. This deliverable largely represents an integration activity, drawing together activities of the Gateway Service and the SOSM system. These activities centre around Application Lifecycle Management and Resource Lifecycle Management, respectively. The Separation of Concerns philosophy adopted in the CloudLightning (CL) …

Drivers and Barriers to Using High Performance Computing in the Cloud

Cloud computing is transforming the utilisation and efficiency of IT infrastructures across all sectors. Enterprises regardless of size can access highly scalable hardware and software resources for the overwhelming majority of IT use cases. In the most part, enterprises and consumers can leverage near real-time on-demand deployment and processing to …

Service Description Format

Deliverable 5.1.1. – Service Description Format for CloudLightning – is available for download. It surveys the state-of-the-art in Service Description Languages; it is focused on their implementation frameworks and illustrates the problem of overlapping management concerns. A suitable existing implementation framework is chosen, namely Brooklyn, which is modified to form the …

Overview of the HPC Market for Genome Sequencing

This market briefing provides an overview of the high-level market for genomics, its drivers and inhibitors. It discusses genomics in the context of the wider high performance computing (HPC) market and the high performance data analytics and cloud computing market specifically. It ends with a discussion of benefits to genome …

Concertation Plan

The Concertation Plan for CloudLightning has been released today. The plan will ensure that the project’s activities are well orchestrated with similar initiatives worldwide and will encompass specific activities in connection with other EU projects. Concertation with project stakeholders will be aimed to offer a self-organising and self- managing approach …

Dissemination Plan

The CloudLightning Dissemination Plan is available for download. It provides an Initial Dissemination Plan and an outline of the activities that CloudLightning will undertake to raise awareness, engage stakeholders, promote the project and its results, achievements and knowledge generated, while also setting a basis for concertation and exploitation. This document …