Proposal of Container-Based HPC Structures and Performance Analysis

Chanho Yong, Ga-Won Lee and Eui-Nam Huh
Volume: 14, No: 6, Page: 1398 ~ 1404, Year: 2018
Keywords: Container, Docker, High-Performance Computing, Singularity
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High-performance computing (HPC) provides to researchers a powerful ability to resolve problems with intensive computations, such as those in the math and medical fields. When an HPC platform is provided as a service, users may suffer from unexpected obstacles in developing and running applications due to restricted development environments and dependencies. In this context, operating system level virtualization can be a solution for HPC service to ensure lightweight virtualization and consistency in Dev-Ops environments. Therefore, this paper proposes three types of typical HPC structure for container environments built with HPC container and Docker. The three structures focus on smooth integration with existing HPC job framework, message passing interface (MPI). Lastly, the performance of the structures is analyzed with High Performance Linpack benchmark from the aspect of performance degradation in network communications under Docker.

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IEEE Style
C. Yong, G. Lee and E. Huh, "Proposal of Container-Based HPC Structures and Performance Analysis," Journal of Information Processing Systems, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 1398~1404, 2018. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.01.0033.

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Chanho Yong, Ga-Won Lee, and Eui-Nam Huh. 2018. Proposal of Container-Based HPC Structures and Performance Analysis, Journal of Information Processing Systems, 14, 6, (2018), 1398~1404. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.01.0033.