EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 245, 202024th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2019)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||7 - Facilities, Clouds and Containers|
|Published online||16 November 2020|
Cloudscheduler: a VM provisioning system for a distributed compute cloud
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2 Institute of Particle Physics (Canada)
3 TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Published online: 16 November 2020
We describe a high-throughput computing system for running jobs on public and private computing clouds using the HTCondor job scheduler and the cloudscheduler VM provisioning service. The distributed cloud computing system is designed to simultaneously use dedicated and opportunistic cloud resources at local and remote locations. It has been used for large scale production particle physics workloads for many years using thousands of cores on three continents. Cloudscheduler has been modernized to take advantage of new software designs, improved operating system capabilities and support packages. The result is a more resilient and scalable system, with expanded capabilities.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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