Automatic and Portable Cloud Deployment for Scientific Simulations

Provided by: University of Calgary
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors present CloudRunner, a framework that extracts arbitrary programs from a source code repository (e.g. GitHub), wraps them in a web service and tasking system, and deploys them over disparate cloud infrastructures and local clusters, automating their portability. In particular, CloudRunner automatically creates and configures virtual machines so that they can execute the applications, provides a web UI with which users parameterize their applications, deploys instances of the program as background tasks, and collects the results for easy access via a browser.

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