The Glasgow raspberry pi cloud: a scale model for cloud computing infrastructures

Tso, F.P., White, D.R., Jouet, S., Singer, J. and Pezaros, D.P. (2013) The Glasgow raspberry pi cloud: a scale model for cloud computing infrastructures. In: First International Workshop on Resource Management of Cloud Computing (CCRM), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 8-11 Jul 2013, pp. 108-112. (doi: 10.1109/ICDCSW.2013.25)

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Data Centers (DC) used to support Cloud services often consist of tens of thousands of networked machines under a single roof. The significant capital outlay required to replicate such infrastructures constitutes a major obstacle to practical implementation and evaluation of research in this domain. Currently, most research into Cloud computing relies on either limited software simulation, or the use of a testbed environments with a handful of machines. The recent introduction of the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost, low-power single-board computer, has made the construction of a miniature Cloud DCs more affordable. In this paper, we present the Glasgow Raspberry Pi Cloud (PiCloud), a scale model of a DC composed of clusters of Raspberry Pi devices. The PiCloud emulates every layer of a Cloud stack, ranging from resource virtualisation to network behaviour, providing a full-featured Cloud Computing research and educational environment.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tso, Dr Fung Po and White, Dr David and Pezaros, Professor Dimitrios and Singer, Dr Jeremy
Authors: Tso, F.P., White, D.R., Jouet, S., Singer, J., and Pezaros, D.P.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Embedded Networked and Distributed Systems
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 IEEE
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 33nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems ICDCSW 2013
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
45742The Glasgow Raspberry Pi CloudDavid R WhiteThe Chancellor's FundUNSPECIFIEDComputing Science