From exceedingly captivating videos to cool giveaways, technical presentations punctuate the frenetic pace of activity in the SUSE booth each year at HPC’s main event. This year, in booth # 4427 at SC16 in Salt Lake City, “Food for your brain” features contributions from SUSE employees, customers and partners. Univa is delighted to be participating again this year, and will contribute three, different presentations during the exhibits component of the conference.
The abstract for the third of the three presentations is as follows:
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:30 pm MST, SUSE Booth # 4427
Orchestrating Docker Containers within Production HPC Workloads and Workflows: Enhanced Support on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Platforms via Univa Grid Engine
Ian Lumb, Solutions Architect, Univa Corporation
Docker presents as an open platform that allows developers and sysadmins to build, ship and execute distributed applications. This is particularly appealing in cases where lightweight, easy-to-use, well-contained technologies, are well matched with rapidly evolving needs and faced-paced innovation. Not surprisingly then, numerous organizations are successfully evaluating Docker containers in proof-of-concept initiatives and/or pilot projects. The transition to production use, however, introduces additional requirements as Docker containers need to be incorporated into existing IT infrastructures and (ultimately) integrated into application workflows. Simply put, organizations need to be able to manage Docker containers in the same way they have become accustomed to managing other types of workloads and workflows. In other words, requirements to launch, execute, control (including limit) and account for Docker containers in production environments is well evident; complicating these requirements is the need to move data into and out from containers that may need to provide interactive-execution modalities. Our ongoing efforts, to fully integrate Docker containers within on premise and/or cloud-based IT infrastructures from a workload orchestration and container optimization perspective, have resulted in significant updates relative to those we shared at SC15. In a specific example, containers are launched from a Docker registry, and then executed as a managed HPC workload via Univa® Grid Engine® – Container Edition on compute nodes running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in Amazon EC2.
To see a live demonstration of Univa® Grid Engine® – Container Edition, please drop by the Univa booth (# 2009) at SC16. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your needs for containerizing applications in workload-managed clusters.