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HPCAC China 2014: 'Containerized MPI workloads'

On my way back from the 'HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC) China Workshop 2014' it is about time to wrap up my (rather short) trip.

I was presenting my follow-up on docker in HPC. At the ISC14 this summer I talked about the HPC cluster stack side; thus, how to encapsulate the different parts of the cluster stack to shift to a more commoditized one.

As I was interviewed by Rich about this he was continiously asking how this will impact the compute virtualization. My mockup was spawning some compute nodes, but they are not distributed, but sitting ontop of one (pretty) oversubscribed node. Running real workloads was not my intention...

Long story short: 'Challange accepted' was what I was thinking.