Performance evaluation of the XDEM framework on the openstack cloud computing middleware

X. Besseron, V. Plugaru, A. H. Mahmoudi, S. Varrette, B. Peters, P. Bouvry

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Abstract

As Cloud Computing services become ever more prominent, it appears necessary to assess the efficiency of these solutions. This paper presents a performance evaluation of the OpenStack Could Computing middleware using our XDEM application simulating the pyrolysis of biomass as a benchmark. A systematic study is presented, based on a fully automated benchmarking framework to evaluate three different configurations: native (i.e. no virtualization), Open- Stack with KVM and XEN hypervisors. The authors' approach features the following advantages: real user application, the fair comparison using the same hardware, the large scale distributed execution, while being fully automated and reproducible. Experiments have been run on two different clusters, using up to 432 cores. Results show a moderate overhead for sequential execution and a significant penalty for distributed execution under the Cloud middleware. The overhead on multiple nodes is between 10% and 30% for OpenStack/KVM and 30% and 60% for OpenStack/XEN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the fourth International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering, PARENG 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering, PARENG 2015 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 24 Mar 201527 Mar 2015
Conference number: 14

Publication series

NameCivil-Comp Proceedings
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
Volume107
ISSN (Print)1759-3433

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering, PARENG 2015
Abbreviated titlePARENG 2015
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period24/03/1527/03/15

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Discrete element method
  • High performance computing
  • KVM
  • OpenStack
  • XEN

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    Besseron, X., Plugaru, V., Mahmoudi, A. H., Varrette, S., Peters, B., & Bouvry, P. (2015). Performance evaluation of the XDEM framework on the openstack cloud computing middleware. In Proceedings of the fourth International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering, PARENG 2015 (Civil-Comp Proceedings; Vol. 107). https://doi.org/10.4203/ccp.107.20