VMware Makes Progress on Virtualizing HPC

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In this video, Matt Herreras and Josh Simons discuss recent developments in virtualization technologies for HPC. Please pay attention, folks. This stuff is going to change how we, as a community, get supercomputing done and it is happening now.

HPC Virtualization milestones at SC14:

  • Demo of Self-provisioning of Virtual HPC clusters in a cloud environment.
  • SR-IOV shared access to InfiniBand cards to multiple virtual machines, which is really important if you are trying to get access to parallel file systems like Lustre.
  • New benchmarks showing near bare-metal performance on MPI applications over InfiniBand.

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