Abstract Image Management and Universal Image Registration for Cloud and HPC Infrastructures
Cloud computing has become an important driver for delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to users with on-demand requests for customized environments and sophisticated software stacks. Within the FutureGrid (FG) project, the authors offer different IaaS frameworks as well as high performance computing infrastructures by allowing users to explore them as part of the FG testbed. To ease the use of these infrastructures, as part of performance experiments, they have designed an image management framework, which allows them to create user defined software stacks based on abstract image management and uniform image registration. Consequently, users can create their own customized environments very easily.