Cluster and Infrastructure Management Research

Having been on the forefront of high perfomance computing cluster research, we have found that filesystem layout and OS vendor idiosyncracies have become a large drain on administrator time. In an environment where the administrator is also a researcher with other duties, this can cause significant problems as more and more high performance computing systems are deployed, each with a different system management paradigm.

Because of these issues, we have started to explore cluster management solutions that can both help address the immediate headaches of manageing many systems, and still maintain scalability to very large system sizes.