TeideHPC is a High Performance Computing infrastructure, used for research and development tasks in a variety of areas like weather forecasting, astrophysics, CFD or bioinformatics. We are also involved in other fields of study, less related with R&D such as render or streaming services, and other with changing requirements, such the evaluation of pilot environments for open government/open data, research institutes or companies from the engineering sector.
In those jobs we have found OpenNebula as a great solution with many capabilities but also with some limitations. The aim of these session is to show our experience with OpenNebula, from a technical viewpoint, presenting some topics on deployment/configuration with Cobbler/Chef, Infiniband virtualization with SR-IOV, Power management and Cloud bursting limitations.
Carlos Ignacio González Vila is a Software and System Engineer. Worked in the Research Support Computing Service in the same University for three years, doing a wide variety of tasks such as development of research applications for data analysis, project management or system administration of the clusters and supercomputers of the University.
Since 2012 he is working as a High Performance Computing System Administrator in the Technological and Renewable Energies Institute (ITER) of Tenerife (Canary Islands), involved in the TeideHPC supercomputer proyect, a computing infrastructure with more than 1100 computing nodes and nearly 40 TB of RAM memory. His job includes storage management, ethernet and infiniband network, scientific application and cloud infrastructure.