Dynamic VM Provisioning for TORQUE in a Cloud Environment
S Zhang, L Boland, P Coddington, M Sevior
Journal of Physics Conference Series | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2014
Cloud computing, also known as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), is attracting more interest from the commercial and educational sectors as a way to provide cost-effective computational infrastructure. It is an ideal platform for researchers who must share common resources but need to be able to scale up to massive computational requirements for specific periods of time. This paper presents the tools and techniques developed to allow the open source TORQUE distributed resource manager and Maui cluster scheduler to dynamically integrate OpenStack cloud resources into existing high throughput computing clusters.