NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC) & University Cooperative Research Center

Research Presentations



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Emulation of Automated Control of Large Data Centers At Scale Using Containers Date: September 18, 2017 Alan Sill Workshop on Autonomic Management of Large-scale Container-based Systems.
ICCAC 2017: International Conference on Cloud and Autonomic Computing
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The Role of Community-Based Groups in Cloud Standards Development Date: April 14, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Alan Sill This talk gives a general background covering the development of high performance computing technology with an emphasis on distributed and collaborative systems, and describes the emergence of the Open Grid Forum and its interaction with other standards developing organizations. A demonstration is included of our NSF CAC cloud standards testbed projects as implemented on the NSF Cloudlab resources. This talk was given at the Department of Computing and Mathematics in the College of Engineering and Technology at the University of Derby. A complete video, including slides, demo and a question and answer period is available for this talk at the indicated link. Link
Introduction to the Unistore project Date: August 04, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Yong Chen Unistore is an innovative unified storage architecture to coordinate the co-existence and efficient integration and simultaneous use of multiple different technologies for Cloud storage systems. This talk gives a preview of this and other presentations to be given at the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Storage Developer Conference (SDC) to take place September 21-24, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. This preview was presented as part of a SNIA webinar given Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Link
US NIST Use Case and Testbed Projects Date: July 10, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM
Alan Sill Overview of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) use case development, definition and testing program for the Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart Adoption of Cloud Computing (SAJACC) working group, including plans to extend the standards and use case testing activities of this group using our NSF CAC testbed projects on the US NSF Chameleon, Cloudlab and XSEDE resources. This talk was given at the Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop VIII conference at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Video is available for this talk. Link
NSF Cloud Interoperability Testbed Projects Date: March 09, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Alan Sill Overview of testbed activities on the US NSF Chameleon, Cloudlab and XSEDE resources. The NSF CAC will use its industry/university connections to promote and foster open cloud standards and interoperability testbeds using internal and external resources. Specific projects have been proposed and approved on two new NSF computer-science-oriented cloud "testbed as a service" resources, Chameleon and CloudLab, which have recently been funded to replace the FutureGrid project. This talk was given at the Cloudscape VII conference in Brussels, Belgium with the title How the NSF is enabling a new future for Cloud computing. Link
Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Alan Sill Dr. Sill reviews the history of cloud and grid computing, the formation of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "SAJACC" working group (and defines it), and brings the description up to date with an overview of current "DevOps"-oriented cloud standards and software interoperability hands-on testing efforts worldwide. Presented at the 2014 Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum "Advances in Securing Embedded, Mobile and Cloud Services and Ecosystems". Link
O'Reilly OSCON 2014 Date: July 21, 2014
Time: 3:15 PM
Alan Sill Learn about standards studied in our Cloud Standards Testing Lab and how you can get involved to extend the successes from these results in your own cloud software settings. View video of this talk. Presented at the OSCon 2014 Open Cloud Day. Link
Cloud Standards Customer Council Date: June 24, 2014
Time: 4:45 PM
Alan Sill Description of the CAC@TTU program for the June 2014 Cloud Industry Symposium of the Cloud Standards Customer Council. Link
CAC@TTU Official Launch Date: May 12, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM
Alan Sill Launch of the site at Texas Tech University of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing. Link

Products and Intellectual Property



2014:

Book Chapters:

Edmonds, A.; Metsch, T.; Richardson, A.; Harsh, P.; Ziegler, W.; Kershaw, P.; Sill, A.; Carlson, M.; Heneveld, A.; Antonescu, A.-F.; Bohnert, T.M. (2015). Cloud Standards. Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing 2015. Murugesan, S. and Bojanova, I.. Wiley-IEEE. 16.

Journals or Juried Conference Papers:

Sill, A. (2014). Cloud Standards and the Spectrum of Development. Cloud Computing, IEEE. 1 (3), 15.
Sill, A. (2014). Defining Our Terms. Cloud Computing, IEEE. 1 (1), 86.
Sill, A. (2014). Factors in Development and Adoption of New Cloud Software and Standards. Cloud Computing, IEEE.
Sill, A. (2014). Setting Cloud Standards in a New World. Cloud Computing, IEEE. 1 (1), 50.
Sill, A. (2014). The Role of Communities in Developing Cloud Standards. Cloud Computing, IEEE. 1 (2), 16.

Other Conference Presentations / Papers:

Ravi Vadapalli, and Marshall Watson (2013). Cloud-enabled Federated Data Workflows for Smart Oilfields. Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). Houston.
Wei Xie, Omar Rodriguezy, Art Desantiago, and Yong Chen (2015). Exploiting SSD’s Internal Parallelism for Hiding the Translation Overhead for Big Data Applications. IEEE Cluster 2015.

Other Products:

Data and Research Materials (e.g. Cell lines, DNA probes, Animal models).
Healthcare Analytics through Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center: Student Report as a part MS in Information Systems.

Other Publications:

Soheil Mazaheri, Alan Sill, Yong Chen (2015). Understanding Cloud in Bare-Metal, Virtualized, and Containerized Execution Environments

Thesis/Dissertations:

Soheil Mazaheri Advised by Yong Chen and Alan Sill. Cloud Benchmarking in Bare-Metal, Virtualized, and Containerized Execution Environments. (2015). Texas Tech University.

Websites:

  • Cloud Interoperability Plugfest Series - http://cloudplugfest.org

    Supports the developer-oriented cloud plugfest activities of several organizations, which are carried out with the assistance and participation of CAC@TTU faculty researcher participants. The CAC@TTU supports planning and organization of these events in cooperation with several partners, and owns and operates the domain name and this web site.


  • Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center at Texas Tech University - http://cac.ttu.edu

    Describes the scope, mission, goals, objectives, and methods of the CAC@TTU I/UCRC, as well as the people involved, company and government agency memnbers, and how and why to join.

  • 2015:

    Book Chapters:

    Edmonds, A.; Metsch, T.; Richardson, A.; Harsh, P.; Ziegler, W.; Kershaw, P.; Sill, A.; Carlson, M.; Heneveld, A.; Antonescu, A.-F.; Bohnert, T.M. (2015). Cloud Standards. Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing 2015. Murugesan, S. and Bojanova, I.. Wiley-IEEE. 16.

    Journals or Juried Conference Papers:

    A, Sill (2015). When to Use Standards-Based APIs (Part 1). IEEE Cloud Computing (column). 2 (5), 76.
    A. Sill (2015). Cloud Standards News and Updates. IEEE Cloud Computing (column). 2 (1), 72.
    A. Sill (2015). Emerging Standards and Organizational Patterns in Cloud Computing. IEEE Cloud Computing (column). 2 (4), 72.
    A. Sill (2015). Invention, Innovation, and New APIs. IEEE Cloud Computing (column). 2 (2), 6.
    A. Sill (2015). Socioeconomics of Cloud Standards. IEEE Cloud Computing (column). 2 (3), 8.
    A. Sill (2015). When to Use Standards-Based APIs (Part 2). IEEE Cloud Computing (column). 2 (6), 80.
    J. Zhou, Y. Chen, X. Gu, W. Wang, and D. Meng (2015). A Virtual Shared Metadata Storage for HDFS. Proc. of The 10th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS'15).
    Lisa Gittner, Barbara Kilbourne, Ravi Vadapalli, Hafiz Khan, and Michael Lnagston (2016). A multifactorial obesity model developed from nationwide public health exposome data and modern computational analyses. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice.
    W. Xie, J. Zhou, M. Reyes, J. Noble, and Y. Chen (2015). Two-Mode Data Distribution Scheme for Heterogeneous Storage in Data Centers. Proceedings of The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, (BigData'15).

    Other Conference Presentations / Papers:

    Sarada Vadapalli (2015). Benefits and Challenges of Cloud Computing in Health Care. UT Health Informatics and Health IT Certificate program. Austin.
    Soheil Mazaheri, Elham Hojati, Alan Sill, Yong Chen (). Cloud Benchmarking in Bare-metal, Virtualized, and Containerized Execution Environments. The 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems (CCIS 2016).
    Wei Xie, Omar Rodriguezy, Art Desantiago, and Yong Chen (2015). Exploiting SSD’s Internal Parallelism for Hiding the Translation Overhead for Big Data Applications. IEEE Cluster 2015.
    Ravi Vadapalli (2015). Healthcare Analytics as a Service. Dallas Big Data Conference. Dallas.
    Ravi Vadapalli and Annette Sobel (2015). Healthcare Big Data Analytics. TTU-TAMUCC Workshop on Unmanned Arial Systems. Lubbock.
    Alex Trindade (2015). Local Orthogonal Polynomial Expansion for Density Estimation. European Meeting of Statisticians. the Netherlands.
    Ravi Vadapalli (2015). NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center”, TTU-TAMUCC Strategic partnerships in UAS systems. Workshop on Strategic Partnerships in UAS Systems.. Corpus Christi.
    J. Zhou, D. Dai, W. Xie, and Y. Chen (). Pattern-Directed Replication Scheme for Heterogeneous Object-based Storage. The 45th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2016).
    Ravi Vadapalli and Sarang Ardhapurkar (2015). Risk and Financial modeling in Population Health. NSF I/UCRC IAB Meeting. Lubbock.
    J. Zhou, W. Xie, M. Reyes, J. Noble, and Y. Chen (). SUORA: A Scalable and Uniform Data Distribution Algorithm for Heterogeneous Storage Systems. Submitted to the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems.
    W. Xie, J. Zhou, M. Reyes, J. Noble, and Y. Chen (). Tiered-CRUSH: A Workload-Aware Data Placement for Heterogeneous Storage System. Submitted to the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems.

    Other Publications:

    Ravi Vadapalli, Jennifer Farris, Sarang Ardhapurkar, and Saasn Torabzadehkhorasani (2015). Risk and Financial Models in Population Health. Project update.
    Soheil Mazaheri, Alan Sill, Yong Chen (2015). Understanding Cloud in Bare-Metal, Virtualized, and Containerized Execution Environments.

    Technologies or Techniques

  • Ravi Vadapalli and Sarang Ardhapurkar Dynamic Relational Big Data Technology (2015)
  • Ravi Vadapalli, Sarang Ardhapurkar, and Lisa Gittner, Automatic Dictionary Lookup tool
  • We designed a new data distribution algorithm called SUORA (Scalable and Uniform storage via Optimally-adaptive and Random number Addressing), to place data on heterogeneous environment. It divides heterogeneous devices into multiple buckets and assigns them to different segments in each bucket. The bucket can reflect the underlying distinct device characteristics and benefit for data movement based on data hotness and bucket threshold. The SUORA algorithm achieves goals in balanced performance, capacity, and cost for data placement by taking advantages of heterogeneous device characteristics.

    We designed a data replication scheme, namely pattern-directed replication scheme (PRS), to improve data access performance for object-based storage in heterogeneous environment. The basic idea of PRS is replicating identified object access pattern, grouping objects with temporal-based or hotness-based correlation, and reorganizing objects to reduce replicas.

    Thesis/Dissertations:

    Soheil Mazaheri Advised by Yong Chen and Alan Sill. Cloud Benchmarking in Bare-Metal, Virtualized, and Containerized Execution Environments. (2015). Texas Tech University
    Soheil Mazaheri. Cloud Benchmarking in Bare-metal, Virtualized, and Containerized Execution Environments. (2015). Texas Tech University.

    Websites:

  • Cloud Interoperability Plugfest Series - http://cloudplugfest.org

    The mission of each Cloud Plugfest is defined in advance to focus on particular aspects of software, standards or implementations in a collaborative setting, with active developers present or remotely connected to allow real-time testing and interchange regarding the results.

  • 2016:

    Journals or Juried Conference Papers:

    Alan Sill (2016). Cloud Standards as Roadmaps for Migration. IEEE Cloud Computing. 3 (2), 64.
    Alan Sill (2016). Cloud, Data, and Business Process Standards for Manufacturing. IEEE Cloud Computing. 3 (4), 74.
    Alan Sill (2016). Hardware Analogies to Cloud Software Standards Development. IEEE Cloud Computing. 3 (6), 84.
    Alan Sill (2016). Standards for Hybrid Clouds. IEEE Cloud Computing. 3 (1), 92.
    Alan Sill (2016). Standards Underlying Cloud Networking. IEEE Cloud Computing. 3 (3), 76.
    Alan Sill (2016). The Design and Architecture of Microservices. IEEE Cloud Computing. 3 (5), 76.
    D. Dai, P. Carns, R. Ross, J. Jenkins, N. Muirhead and Y. Chen (2016). An Asynchronous Traversal Engine for Graph-based Rich Metadata Management. The International Journal of Parallel Computing (ParCo), Vol. 58, Pages 140–156, 2016.. 58 140.
    D. Dai, Y. Chen, P. Carns, J. Jenkins, W. Zhang and R. Ross (2016). GraphMeta: A Graph-based Engine for Managing Large-Scale HPC Rich Metadata. Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster'16), 2016..
    J. Zhou, W. Xie, D. Dai and Y. Chen (2017). Pattern-Directed Replication Scheme for Heterogeneous Object-based Storage. Proceedings of The 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), 2017
    J. Zhou, W. Xie, J. Noble, K. Echo and Y. Chen (2016). SUORA: A Scalable and Uniform Data Distribution Algorithm for Heterogeneous Storage Systems. Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS'16), 2016.
    J. Zhou, W. Xie, Q. Gu and Y. Chen (2016). Hierarchical Consistent Hashing for Heterogeneous Object-based Storage. Proceedings of 14th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (ISPA'16), 2016..
    J.L. Liu and Y. Chen (2016). Segmented In-Advance Data Analytics for Fast Scientific Discovery.. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.
    Lisa Gittner, Barbara Kilbourne, Ravi Vadapalli, Hafiz Khan, and Michael Lnagston (2016). A multifactorial obesity model developed from nationwide public health exposome data and modern computational analyses. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice.
    W. Xie and Y. Chen (2017). Elastic Consistent Hashing for Distributed Storage Systems. Proc. of The 31st IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'17).
    W. Xie, Y. Chen and P. C. Roth (2017). ASA-FTL: An Adaptive Separation Aware Flash Translation Layer for Solid State Drives. The International Journal of Parallel Computing (ParCo), 2017.
    W. Xie, Y. Chen and P. Roth (2016). Parallel-DFTL: A Flash Translation Layer that Exploits Internal Parallelism in Solid State Drives. Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS'16), 2016..

    Other Conference Presentations / Papers:

    Sarada Vadapalli (2015). Benefits and Challenges of Cloud Computing in Health Care. UT Health Informatics and Health IT Certificate program. Austin.
    Soheil Mazaheri, Elham Hojati, Alan Sill, Yong Chen (2016). Cloud Benchmarking in Bare-metal, Virtualized, and Containerized Execution Environments. The 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems (CCIS 2016). Beijing, China.
    Ravi Vadapalli (2015). Healthcare Analytics as a Service. Dallas Big Data Conference. Dallas.
    Ravi Vadapalli and Annette Sobel (2015). Healthcare Big Data Analytics. TTU-TAMUCC Workshop on Unmanned Arial Systems. Lubbock.
    Ravi Vadapalli (2015). NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center”, TTU-TAMUCC Strategic partnerships in UAS systems. Workshop on Strategic Partnerships in UAS Systems.. Corpus Christi.
    Ravi Vadapalli and Sarang Ardhapurkar (2015). Risk and Financial modeling in Population Health. NSF I/UCRC IAB Meeting. Lubbock.
    W. Xie, J. Zhou, M. Reyes, J. Noble, and Y. Chen (). Tiered-CRUSH: A Workload-Aware Data Placement for Heterogeneous Storage System. Submitted to the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems.

    Other Products

    Software or Netware

    Elastic Consistent Hashing. With the support of this project, an Elastic Consistent Hashing algorithm is implemented in Sheepdog file system. Part of the software is available online at: http://discl.cs.ttu.edu/gitlab/xiewei/ElasticConsistentHashing and http://discl.cs.ttu.edu/gitlab/xiewei/VersionConsistentHashingCode

    Other Publications:

    Ravi Vadapalli, Jennifer Farris, Sarang Ardhapurkar, and Saasn Torabzadehkhorasani (2015). Risk and Financial Models in Population Health. Project update.
    Soheil Mazaheri, Alan Sill, Yong Chen (2015). Understanding Cloud in Bare-Metal, Virtualized, and Containerized Execution Environments. Under preparation.

    Thesis/Dissertations:

    Soheil Mazaheri Advised by Yong Chen and Alan Sill. Cloud Benchmarking in Bare-Metal, Virtualized, and Containerized Execution Environments. (2015). Texas Tech University
    Soheil Mazaheri. Cloud Benchmarking in Bare-metal, Virtualized, and Containerized Execution Environments. (2015). Texas Tech University
    Priyanka Kumari advised by Yong Chen and Alan Sill. Validation of Redfish – The Scalable Platform Management Standard. (2017).