Ultra-low latency in the Cloud: How low can we go?

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.

Title:

Achieving ultra-low latency in the Cloud: How low can we go?

Abstract:

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.

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