Performance Analysis of HPC Virtualization Technologies Within FutureGrid
As Cloud computing emerges as the dominant paradigm in distributed systems, it's important to fully understand the underlying technologies that make clouds possible. One technology, and perhaps the most important, is virtualization. Recently virtualization through the use of hypervisors has become widespread and well understood by many. However, there are a wide spread of different hypervisors, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. This emerging research provides a full analysis of today's best virtualization technologies from feature comparison to in-depth performance analysis, focusing on the applicability to high-performance computing environments using FutureGrid resources.