Hadoop on a Low-Budget General Purpose HPC Cluster in Academia
In the last decade, we witnessed an increasing interest in High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructures, which play an important role in both academic and industrial research projects. At the same time, due to the increasing amount of available data, we also witnessed the introduction of new frameworks and applications based on the MapReduce paradigm (e.g., Hadoop). Traditional HPC systems are usually designed for CPU- and memory-intensive applications. However, the use of already available HPC infrastructures for data-intensive applications is an interesting topic, in particular in academia where the budget is usually limited and the same cluster is used by many researchers with different requirements. In this paper, we investigate the integration of Hadoop, and its performance, in an already existing low-budget general purpose HPC cluster characterized by heterogeneous nodes and a low amount of secondary memory per node.
KeywordsHPC Hadoop MapReduce MPI applications
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