Final Scientific/Technical Report for "Enabling Exascale Hardware and Software Design through Scalable System Virtualization"
This report describes the activities, findings, and products of the Northwestern University component of the "Enabling Exascale Hardware and Software Design through Scalable System Virtualization" project. The purpose of this project has been to extend the state of the art of systems software for high-end computing (HEC) platforms, and to use systems software to better enable the evaluation of potential future HEC platforms, for example exascale platforms. Such platforms, and their systems software, have the goal of providing scientific computation at new scales, thus enabling new research in the physical sciences and engineering. Over time, the innovations in systems software for such platforms also become applicable to more widely used computing clusters, data centers, and clouds. This was a five-institution project, centered on the Palacios virtual machine monitor (VMM) systems software, a project begun at Northwestern, and originally developed in a previous collaboration between Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico. In this project, Northwestern (including via our subcontract to the University of Pittsburgh) contributed to the continued development of Palacios, along with other team members. We took the leadership role in (1) continued extension of support for emerging Intel and AMD hardware, (2) integration and performance enhancement ofmore »
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING high-end computing, high-performance computing, virtualization, exascale, operating systems, networking
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