CloudLightning Position Paper at CLOSER

Prof. John Morrison presented the CloudLightning position paper at the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2016, on April, 22. The conference focuses on the emerging area of Cloud Computing, inspired by some latest advances that concern the infrastructure, operations, and available services through the global network.

In the position paper, the CloudLightning team proposes a novel cloud management and delivery architecture based on the principles of self-organisation and self-management that shifts the deployment and optimisation effort from the consumer to the software stack running on the cloud infrastructure. The goal is to address inefficient use of resources and consequently to deliver savings to the cloud provider and the cloud consumer in terms of reduced power consumption and improved service delivery, with hyperscale systems particularly in mind. The framework is general but also endeavours to enable cloud services for high performance computing. The paper posits that genomics, oil and gas exploration, and ray tracing are three use cases that will benefit from the proposed architecture.

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