Operating Systems for Supercomputers and High Performance Computing, 1st ed. 2019
High-Performance Computing Series

Coordinators: Gerofi Balazs, Ishikawa Yutaka, Riesen Rolf, Wisniewski Robert W.

Language: Anglais

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400 p. · 15.5x23.5 cm · Hardback

Few works are as timely and critical to the advancement of high performance computing than is this new up-to-date treatise on leading-edge directions of operating systems. It is a first-hand product of many of the leaders in this rapidly evolving field and possibly the most comprehensive.

This new and important book masterfully presents the major alternative concepts driving the future of operating system design for high performance computing. In particular, it describes the major advances of monolithic operating systems such as Linux and Unix that dominate the TOP500 list. It also presents the state of the art in lightweight kernels that exhibit high efficiency and scalability at the loss of generality. Finally, this work looks forward to possibly the most promising strategy of a hybrid structure combining full service functionality with lightweight kernel operation. With this, it is likely that this new work will find its way on the shelves of almost everyone who is in any way engaged in the multi-discipline of high performance computing.

(From the foreword by Thomas Sterling)


Part I Introduction.- 1 Introduction to HPC Operating Systems.- Part II Lightweight Kernels.- 2 Overview: The Birth of Lightweight Kernels.- 3 Sandia Line of LWKs.- 4 Hitachi HI-UX/MPP series.- 5 Blue Gene Line of LWKs.- Part III Unix/Linux based Systems.- 6 Overview: The Rise of Linux.- 7 Cray Compute Node Linux.- 8 SCore.- 9 NEC Earth Simulator and the SX-Aurora TSUBASA.- 10 ZeptoOS.- 11 K Computer.- 12 Argo.- Part IV Multi-Kernels.- 13 A New Age: An Overview of Multi-Kernels.- 14 FusedOS.- 15 Hobbes: A Multi-Kernel Infrastructure for Application Composition.- 16 NIX.- 17 IHK/McKernel.- 18 mOS for HPC.- 19 FFMK: An HPC OS based on the L4Re Microkernel.- 20 HermitCore.

Dr. Balazs Gerofi is a research scientist at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science, where he is involved with system software research and development for high performance computing. He actively participates in the design and development of the Post K supercomputer, Japan’s next-generation flagship supercomputer after the K Computer. Balazs earned his M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and The University of Tokyo, respectively. His research interest covers operating systems, high performance computing, cloud computing, and fault-tolerant computing. Balazs is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Dr. Yutaka Ishikawa is the leader of the Post-K computer development project that aims at deploying the next Japanese flagship supercomputer around 2021, at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Japan.  Ishikawa received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Keio University. From 1987 to 2001, he was a member of AIST (the former Electrotechnical Laboratory).  From 1993 to 2001, he was the chief of the Parallel and Distributed System Software Laboratory at the Real World Computing Partnership.  He led the development of the cluster system software called SCore, which was used in several large PC cluster systems around 2004. From 2002 to 2006 and from 2006 to 2014, he was an associate professor and a professor at The University Tokyo, respectively.  From 2006 to 2008, he was a project co-leader to design a commodity-based supercomputer called T2K open supercomputer.  As a result, three universities, Tsukuba, Tokyo, and Kyoto, obtained their respective supercomputers based on those specifications.  From 2010 to 2014, he was also the director of the Information Technology Center at The University of Tokyo. He led the design and implementation of HPCI, High Performance Computing Infrastructure in Japan, from 2010 to 2

Provides an in-depth look at real-world supercomputer operating systems and their history

Presents a comprehensive and structured approach to the topic, written by leading HPC OS researchers

Explains lessons-learned and best practices from history to cutting-edge supercomputer OS research