Multi Cloud Deployment of Computing Clusters for Loosely Coupled MTC Applications
|Dr.K.P.Kaliyamurthie1 and D.Parameswari2
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Cloud computing is gaining acceptance in many IT organizations, as an elastic, flexible, and variablecost way to deploy heir service platforms using outsourced resources. Unlike traditional utilities where a single provider scheme is a common practice, the ubiquitous access to cloud resources easily enables the simultaneous use of different clouds. In this paper, we explore this scenario to deploy a computing cluster on the top of a multicloud infrastructure, for solving loosely coupled Many-Task Computing (MTC) applications. In this way, the cluster nodes can be provisioned with resources from different clouds to improve the cost effectiveness of the deployment, or to implement high-availability strategies. We prove the viability of this kind of solutions by evaluating the scalability, performance, and cost of different configurations of a Sun Grid Engine cluster, deployed on a multicloud Infrastructure spanning a local data center and three different cloud sites: Amazon EC2 Europe, Amazon EC2 US, and Elastic Hosts. Although the test bed deployed in this work is limited to a reduced number of computing resources (due to hardware and budget limitations), we have complemented our analysis with a simulated infrastructure model, which includes a larger number of resources ,and runs larger problem sizes. Data obtained by simulation show that performance and cost results can be extrapolated to large-scale problems and cluster infrastructures . Index Terms—Cloud computing, computing cluster, multicloud infrastructure, loosely coupled applications.