Evaluation of containers as a virtualisation alternative for HEP workloads

Roy, G., Washbrook, A., Crooks, D., Qin, G., Skipsey, S. C., Stewart, G. and Britton, D. (2015) Evaluation of containers as a virtualisation alternative for HEP workloads. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 664(2), 022034. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/664/2/022034)

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Abstract

In this paper the emerging technology of Linux containers is examined and evaluated for use in the High Energy Physics (HEP) community. Key technologies required to enable containerisation will be discussed along with emerging technologies used to manage container images. An evaluation of the requirements for containers within HEP will be made and benchmarking will be carried out to asses performance over a range of HEP workflows. The use of containers will be placed in a broader context and recommendations on future work will be given.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Qin, Dr Gang and Stewart, Dr Gordon and Skipsey, Dr Samuel and Roy, Dr Gareth and Crooks, Dr David and Britton, Professor David
Authors: Roy, G., Washbrook, A., Crooks, D., Qin, G., Skipsey, S. C., Stewart, G., and Britton, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1742-6588
ISSN (Online):1742-6596
Published Online:23 December 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series 664(2): 022034
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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