Project Description
UACluster2 is set of manuals and tools to create and manage high performance computing cluster based on Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. It needs Microsoft HPC Server 2008 (Microsoft HPC Server 2008 R2) as a basis of cluster creation.

The aim of the project
The aim of the project is providing users with essential documentation and tools for fast and easy creation of HPC cluster with following features:

Features
  • Algorithmically universal computing system
  • Easy and fast system deployment
  • Ability to use PCs for computing tasks and users working simultaneously
  • Easy and fast computing system reconfiguration without making any changes to hardware configurations
    • "Hot" computing system reconfiguration
    • Means for creation of optimized computing system configurations for certain task requirements (e. g. OpenMP tasks or MPI tasks)
  • Optimization of hardware resources utilization
  • Prospects for creating new configurations as a result of virtualization platform improvements in future

Components
  • Tools
    • PowerShell script for fast Virtual Machine HPC nodes creation and deployment
    • VMClusterManager Utility for management of the cluster
    • Web site of the cluster containing Web interface which allows users submit tasks to the cluster and view various reporting information
  • Manuals
    • HPC cluster deployment guide
    • VMClusterManager utility user guide
    • Deployment guide for the Web site

See UACluster2 overview for more details.

The project is next generation of UACluster project.

Last edited Sep 6, 2010 at 2:45 PM by deimos1986, version 15