The openDC vision: Towards collaborative datacenter simulation and exploration for everybody

Alexandru Iosup, Georgios Andreadis, Vincent Van Beek, Matthijs Bijman, Erwin Van Eyk, Mihai Neacsu, Leon Overweel, Sacheendra Talluri, Laurens Versluis, Maaike Visser

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Abstract

In the new Digital Economy, massive computer systems, often grouped in datacenters, serve as factories 'producing' cloud services with massive consumption. However, to afford cloud services globally, we must address new research challenges in designing, operating, and using modern datacenters. We must also address challenges in educating and training the next generation of datacenter engineers. Addressing such challenges, in this work we present our vision on OpenDC: we envision the exploration of various datacenter concepts and technologies, using existing and new scientific methods, enabling new education practices and topics, and leading to the creation of new software and data artifacts. We present the datacenter concepts and technologies we are currently planning to explore using OpenDC. We identify the scientific methods we want to use, and explain our vision of education practices. We present the architecture and open-source program underlying the OpenDC software, and the format and open-Access data we use for datacenter experiments. We conclude with an open invitation for the community to join our effort.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing, ISPDC 2017
EditorsRalf-Peter Mundani, Florin Pop, Radu Prodan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages85-94
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538608623
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2017
Event16th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing, ISPDC 2017 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 3 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference16th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing, ISPDC 2017
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period3/07/176/07/17

Keywords

  • Big data
  • Cloud computing
  • Datacenter operation
  • Experimentation
  • Opendc
  • Scheduling
  • Simulation

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