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Author Diaz, Javier ♦ Laszewski, Gregor Von ♦ Wang, Fugang ♦ Younge, Andrew J. ♦ Fox, Geoffrey
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Generic Catalog ♦ Storage System ♦ Heterogeneous Virtual Machine Image ♦ Futuregrid Image Repository ♦ Image Repository ♦ Key Issue ♦ Computer Scientist ♦ Iaa Image ♦ Efficient Management ♦ Convenient Interface ♦ Abstract Futuregrid ♦ Different Iaa Framework ♦ Support Hpc ♦ Service Framework ♦ Current Cloud Framework ♦ Wide Range ♦ Virtual Machine Image ♦ Virtualization Technology ♦ Image Type
Abstract Abstract—FutureGrid (FG) is an experimental, highperformance testbed that supports HPC, cloud and grid computing experiments for both application and computer scientist. FutureGrid includes the use of virtualization technology to allow the support of a wide range of operating systems in order to include a testbed for various cloud computing infrastructure as a service frameworks. Therefore, efficient management of a variety of virtual machine images becomes a key issue. Current cloud frameworks do not provide a way to manage images for different IaaS frameworks. They typically provide their own image repositories, but in general they do not allow us to store the needed metadata to handle other IaaS images. We present a generic catalog and image repository to store images of any type. Our image repository has a convenient interface that distinguishes image types. Therefore, it is not only useful for FutureGrid, but also for any application that needs to manage images. I.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
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Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study