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Converting A High Performance Application to an Elastic Cloud Application, which was accepted to the IEEE CloudCom conference, which will be in Greece in November 2011.
This paper describes some of our recent work in converting traditional high-performance message passing (MPI) applications into a more flexible form for cloud computing. MPI is great on dedicated clusters, but isn't designed to handle failures or wide performance variations. By recasting this molecular dynamics application into our Work Queue framework, we are able to break out of traditional clusters and run codes on hundreds of cores spanning our local Condor pool, and cloud service providers such as EC2 and Azure.
This work was started by Anthony Canino, one of our REU students from summer 2010, and done in close collaboration with Badi Abdul-Wahid and Jesus Izaguirre, who are experts in the field of molecular dynamics. Another graduate student from the CCL, Li Yu, will travel to present the paper on their behalf.
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