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A Xen-Based Paravirtualization System toward Efficient High Performance Computing Environments

  • Chao-Tung Yang
  • Chien-Hsiang Tseng
  • Keng-Yi Chou
  • Shyh-Chang Tsaur
  • Ching-Hsien Hsu
  • Shih-Chang Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6083)

Abstract

A virtual machine provides platforms to install an OS within another OS which provides resources. It can be accomplished to construct a computational cluster system on a single machine. The real cluster with machines provides full utilization of its resource for users while a virtual machine assigns the resources of the host to residing OSs. Xen is such kind of virtual machine to construct the virtualization system. It is chosen to be our system’s virtual machine monitor because it provides better efficiency, supports different operating system work simultaneously, and gives each operating system an independent system environment. The performance of the virtualization system is examined by comparing with a non-virtualization system which is a real cluster system. The experiments show less power consumption and better computing efficiency by executing programs such as matrix multiplication, LINPACK, lower-upper triangular and Primes test sets. The results show better choices of constructing a large-scaled computing system using a virtual machine.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chao-Tung Yang
    • 1
  • Chien-Hsiang Tseng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Keng-Yi Chou
    • 1
  • Shyh-Chang Tsaur
    • 3
  • Ching-Hsien Hsu
    • 4
  • Shih-Chang Chen
    • 5
  1. 1.High-Performance Computing Laboratory Department of Computer ScienceTunghai UniversityTaichung CityTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.ARAVision Incorporated, Sindian City, Taipei CountTaiwan, R.O.C.
  3. 3.Department of Electronic EngineeringNational Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiping CityTaichung CountyTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering 
  5. 5.College of EngineeringChung Hua UniversityHsinchuTaiwan R.O.C.

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