Desktop supercomputer: what can it do?

Abstract

The paper addresses the issues of solving complex problems that require using supercomputers or multiprocessor clusters available for most researchers nowadays. Efficient distribution of high performance computing resources according to actual application needs has been a major research topic since high-performance computing (HPC) technologies became widely introduced. At the same time, comfortable and transparent access to these resources was a key user requirement. In this paper we discuss approaches to build a virtual private supercomputer available at user’s desktop: a virtual computing environment tailored specifically for a target user with a particular target application. We describe and evaluate possibilities to create the virtual supercomputer based on light-weight virtualization technologies, and analyze the efficiency of our approach compared to traditional methods of HPC resource management.

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Bogdanov, A., Degtyarev, A. & Korkhov, V. Desktop supercomputer: what can it do?. Phys. Part. Nuclei Lett. 14, 985–992 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1547477117070032

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