I’ll be speaking this weekend at the HPC Advisory Council European Conference 2012 in Hamburg, just prior to the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC ’12), which runs from June 17-21st. If you will be attending either event and would like to talk about HPC and virtualization, send me an email — “simons” at the obvious place.
Achieving ultra-low latency in the Cloud: How low can we go?
Are cloud computing and virtualization only useful for running throughput workloads or can latency-sensitive applications be run as well? This is the question we have been examining within the Office of the CTO at VMware. In this talk, I will present our early results using InfiniBand RDMA in a vSphere virtual environment and discuss the prospects for future performance improvements and functional enhancements.
I plan to present the results of InfiniBand experiments we conducted last year and am hoping also to have some preliminary numbers to share running a CFD workload on vSphere.