Prof. M. Parashar has top feature article in HPC in the Cloud

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ECE Professor Manish Parashar and his research group are featured in HPC in the Cloud in the cover article titled "Blue Gene Sniffs for Black Gold in the Cloud".The article can be found here.

Professor Parashar was part of a Rutgers/IBM/UT Austin team of experts that won the first place in the IEEE SCALE 2011 Challenge for their demonstration, entitled "A Scalable Ensemble-based Oil-Reservoir Simulations using Blue Gene/P-as-a-Service". The demonstration provides supercomputing as-a-service over a dynamically federated HPC cloud that connected two IBM Blue Gene/P systems in two different continents. Details of the demo can be found at here.

The demonstration showed how the cloud abstraction, with its elastic as-a-service usage model, can be effectively used to support HPC applications on a geographically distributed federation of supercomputing systems. The demonstration built on research efforts at Rutgers (CometCloud, iCode) IBM (DeepCloud) and UT Austin (IPARS). The article described CometCloud, an autonomic cloud-computing engine that enables the dynamic and on-demand federation of the heterogeneous clouds, and provided details about the application as well as system configuration used in the details.

The demo was presented by Moustafa AbdelBaky, and the team consisted of Manish Parashar, Moustafa AbdelBaky, and Hyunjoo Kim (CAC, Rutgers Univ.), Kirk Jordan, Hani Jamjoom, Vipin Sachdeva, Zon-Yin Shae and James Sexton (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), and Gergina Pencheva, Reza Tavakoli, and Mary F. Wheeler (CSM, UT Austin). SCALE 2011, the 4th IEEE International Scalable Computing Challenge was held on May 26th 2011 in conjunction with the 11th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing at Newport Beach CA, USA.