System-Level Virtualization for High Performance Computing

Provided by: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Topic: Data Centers
Format: PDF
System-level virtualization has been a research topic since the 70's but regained popularity during the past few years because of the availability of efficient solution such as Xen and the implementation of hardware support in commodity processors (e.g. Intel-VT and AMD-V). However, a majority of system-level virtualization projects is guided by the server consolidation market. As a result, current virtualization solutions appear to not be suitable for High Performance Computing (HPC) which is typically based on large-scale systems.

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