The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
Using IKAROS to Form Scalable Storage Platforms.
Authors: Christos Filippidis (National Center of Scientific Research Demokritos), Yiannis Cotronis (University of Athens), Christos Markou (National Center of Scientific Research Demokritos)
Abstract: We present IKAROS as a utility that permit us to form
virtual scalable storage platforms. IKAROS is a data centric,
energy aware platform seeking synergies between wider
communities, permits ad-hoc nearby storage formations and is
able to use a huge number of low spec, low power consumption
I/O nodes in order to increase the available bandwidth and
decrease the overall power consumption. It unifies remote and
local access in the overall data flow, by permitting direct access
to each I/O node. This approach enable users to virtually connect
the several different computing facilities (Grids, Clouds, HPCs,
Data Centers, Local computing Clusters and personal storage
devices), being utilized by an international collaborative
experiment, on-demand based on their needs.