publication . Other literature type . Preprint . Article . 2012

A high performance scientific cloud computing environment for materials simulations

John J. Rehr; Kevin Jorissen; Fernando D. Vila;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2012
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
a b s t r a c t We describe the development of a scientific cloud computing (SCC) platform that offers high performance computation capability. The platform consists of a scientific virtual machine prototype containing a UNIX operating system and several materials science codes, together with essential interface tools (an SCC toolset) that offers functionality comparable to local compute clusters. In particular, our SCC toolset provides automatic creation of virtual clusters for parallel computing, including tools for execution and monitoring performance, as well as efficient I/O utilities that enable seamless connections to and from the cloud. Our SCC platform ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Physics - Computational Physics, Condensed Matter - Materials Science, Computer Science - Computational Engineering, Finance, and Science, Hardware and Architecture, General Physics and Astronomy, Virtual machine, computer.software_genre, computer, Supercomputer, Cluster (physics), Unix operating system, Cloud computing, business.industry, business, Java, computer.programming_language, Computer science, Operating system, High performance computation
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