Virtualization for HPC?
February 14, 2009 Leave a comment
Is virtualization coming to HPC? Shai Fultheim looks at High Performance Computing’s roots and writes that the answer is yes:
"There is a new emerging, third kind of computing virtualization: high-end virtualization in which multiple physical systems appear to function as a single logical system. This virtualization paradigm is known as aggregation and it is basically the opposite of partitioning. The building blocks of this approach are the same x86 industry standard servers used in the scale-out (clustering) approach, preserving the low cost. In addition, by running a single logical system, customers manage a single operating system, and take advantage of large contiguous memory and unified I/O architecture." Full Story