SC 09 is in Portland this coming week from November 14 to 20. The Laboratory for Advanced Computing will have a booth and be showcasing a number of open source cloud computing technologies including:
Sector. Sector/Sphere is a high performance storage and compute cloud that scales to wide area networks. With Sector’s simplified parallel programming framework, you can easily apply a user defined function (UDF) to datasets that fill data centers. The current version of Sector is version 1.24 and includes support for streams and multiple master servers. Sector was the basis for an application that won the SC 08 Bandwidth Challenge. For more information, see sector.sourceforge.net.
Cistrack. The Chicago Utilities for Biological Science or CUBioS is a set of integrated utilities for managing, processing, analyzing and sharing biological data. CUBioS integrates databases with cloud computing to provide an infrastructure that scales to high throughput sequencing platforms. CUBioS uses the Sector/Sphere cloud to process images produced by high throughput sequencing platforms. Cistrack is a CUBioS instance for cis-regulatory data. For more information, see www.cistrack.org.
Canopy. With clouds, it is now possible with a portal to create, monitor, and migrate Virtual Machines (VMs). With the open source Canopy application, it is now possible to create, monitor and migrate Virtual Networks containing multiple VMs connected with virtualized network infrastructure. Canopy provides a standardized library of functions to programatically control switch VLAN assignments to create VNs at line speed. Canopy is an open source project with an alpha releases planned for 2010.
UDT. UDT is a widely deployed (with millions of deployed instances) application level network transport protocol designed for large data transfers over wide area high performance networks. For more information, see udt.sourceforge.net.
UDX. UDX is a version of UDT that is designed for wide area high performance research and corporate networks within a single security domain (UDX does not contain the code UDT uses for transversing fire walls). In recent tests, UDX was able to achieve over 9.2 Gbps on a 10 Gbps wide area testbed. For more information, see udt.sourceforge.net.
LAC Cloud Monitor (LACCM). The LAC Cloud Monitor is a low overhead monitor for clouds that gathers system performance for thousands of servers along multiple dimensions. It integrates with the Argus Monitoring System and Nagios for logging and alerting. LACCM is used to monitor the OCC Open Cloud Testbed. LACCM is open source.
LAC Cloud Scheduler (LACCS)The LAC Cloud Scheduler (LACCS) is a system for scheduling clouds for exclusive use by researchers. It is simple to use, scalable, and easy to deploy. Using LACCS, multiple groups can share easily a local or wide area cloud. LACCS is used for scheduling the Open Cloud Testbed. LACCS is open source.
This is a segment that aired on WTTW’s Chicago Matters about cloud computing that described the Sector/Sphere and the Open Cloud Testbed. You need to select the episode on the right hand side of the page dated November 10, 2009 and titled “Chicago Matters Beyond Burnham (9:40)”