Performance Evaluation of Container-Based Virtualization for High Performance Computing Environments

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Provided by: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Topic: Data Centers
Format: PDF
The use of virtualization technologies in High Performance Computing (HPC) environments has traditionally been avoided due to their inherent performance overhead. However, with the rise of container-based virtualization implementations, such as Linux VServer, OpenVZ and LinuX Containers (LXC), it is possible to obtain a very low overhead leading to near native performance. In this paper, the authors conducted a number of experiments in order to perform an in-depth performance evaluation of container-based virtualization for HPC. They also evaluated the trade-off between performance and isolation in container-based virtualization systems and compared them with Xen, which is representative of the traditional hypervisor-based virtualization systems used today.
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