FAST is going to present a poster at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS2015), which will be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, USA, August 6 − 7, 2015.
Poster title: Evaluation of a Hash-Compress-Encryptfor Storage System Applications Pipeline
Authors: Matthias Grawinkel, Michael Mardaus, Tim Süß, André Brinkmann
Abstract: Great efforts are made to store data in a secure, reliable, and authentic way in large storage systems. Specialized, system specific clients help to achieve these goals. Nevertheless, often standard tools for hashing, compressing, and encrypting data are arranged in transparent pipelines.
We analyze the potential of Unix shell pipelines with several high-speed and high-compression algorithms that can be used to achieve data security, reduction, and authenticity. Furthermore, we compare the pipelines of standard tools against a house made pipeline implemented in C++ and show that there is great potential for performance improvement.
The FAST project offers its code repository to the public.
It is hosted by GitHub (https://github.com/fast-project) under GNU Licence version 3.
The code repository contains components developed in FAST: scheduler, migration framework, FAST applications, etc.
Currently the code is in the development phase.
A talk about the FAST project will be given at the "International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation" (HPCS 2015) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The talk includes an introduction to FAST as well as a more detailed insight into migration techniques and co-scheduling. It is scheduled for Tuesday, the 21st July.
Fraunhofer SCAI is going to give a live demonstration at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 15) in Frankfurt. They will show how a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) application performs on a low-energy cluster which is composed of four NVIDIA Jetson TK1 boards and utilizes the GPUs as well as the ARM multi-core processors while consuming only 25W in total. The application is based on LAMA which is one of the test applications within FAST.
In the third week of April the Exascale Applications and Software Conference (EASC) took place in Edinburgh, Scotland. Organized by the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, the SIGHPC ACM conference covered recent work on the challenge to prepare applications for the upcoming exascale computing infrastructures.
During the course of the event the FAST project was presented with a lightning talk and a poster. Both were very well received and interest was expressed by many participants.
Almost one year has passed from the start of project FAST and yet FAST is going to be presented at 4th HPC Status Conference of the Gauß-Allianz on the 9th of December 2014 in Aachen. Professor Brinkmann is going to give the talk. The talk will cover the latest results of the project, project road map and FAST impact on the public community.
The FAST project partners held a project meeting in Cologne in which the current work was discussed. Key performance indicators were determined on whose basis the initial placement of the jobs can be improved.
Migration techniques for the rescheduling were discussed and selected. Other topics include the agent-based monitoring framework, the analyses of the example applications and the simulation environment which will be used for the evaluation of the scheduling algorithms.
We are glad to announce that the FAST project will present a research paper at the 9th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing (VHPC'14).
The 9th Workshop on Virtualization in High-Performance Cloud Computing
(VHPC'14) will be held in conjunction with (Euro-Par 2014), on August 25-29, Porto, Portugal.
The talk "Migration Techniques in HPC Environments" will be given on the 26th of August, at 9:50 am.
We are happy to announce that the FAST project will present a first research paper on this year's SPAA conference in Prague. The talk "Scheduling Shared Continuous Resources on Many-Cores" will be given at the 24h June at 10am.