Department of Computer Engineering
S E M I N A R
SoftUDC: A software-based data center for utility computing
Today, IT managers struggle to manage large numbers of independent and distributed servers, networks, and storage devices. In the SoftUDC project, we aim to bring these disparate systems under one umbrella of control, aggregating them into a single, centrally-managed pool of resources. SoftUDC allows administrators to deploy applications and modify their environment without physically rewiring servers, and lets applications and administrative domains share physical resources while maintaining full isolation. The SoftUDC relies on a virtual machine monitor (VMM) that runs on each server. The VMM supports running multiple virtual machines on each physical server, abstracts each virtual machine's view of its storage and networks, and binds virtual machines across nodes into isolated virtual farms. In this talk, I will present the processor, network, and storage virtualization mechanisms at the core of the SoftUDC. I will then describe our current prototype, report our initial results, and outline ongoing research activities in this project.
DATE: December 27, 2004, Monday @ 13:40
PLACE: EA 409