The BigHPC project consortium presented a paper at the ISC HIGH PERFORMANCE 2021, which took place online, between June 24 and July 2, 2021.

The research article entitled “Characterizing Containerized HPC Applications Performance at Petascale on CPU and GPU Architectures” evaluates three state-of-the-art containerization technologies over five popular hardware platforms. The study demonstrates portability and on-par performance of microbenchmarks and scientific applications containers with up to 0.35 million MPI processes at CPU and GPU systems.

Containerization aims to provide portability to the applications over diverse infrastructures. In this work, the authors presented how to build and run the containers at a large scale while ensuring performance, security, and performance.

The authors of this paper are Amit Ruhela, Stephen Lien Harrell, Richard Todd Evans, Gregory J. Zynda, John Fonner, Matt Vaughn, Tommy Minyard, and John Cazes Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

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