Joshua Higgins

Joshua Higgins
University of Huddersfield · School of Computing and Engineering


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Publications (6)
Global software stacks on scientific cluster computing resources are required to provide a homogeneous software environment which is typically inflexible. Efforts to integrate Virtual Machines (VMs), in order to abstract the software environment of various scientific applications, suffer from performance limitations and require systems administrati...
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Linux container technology has more than proved itself useful in cloud computing as a lightweight alternative to virtualisation, whilst still offering good enough resource isolation. Docker is emerging as a popular runtime for managing Linux containers, providing both management tools and a simple file format. Research into the performance of conta...
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As the computational trend diverges from standard CPU computing, to encompass GPUs and other accelerators, the need to integrate these unused resources within existing systems becomes apparent. This paper presents the implementation of a HTCondor pool with GPU execution capabilities through OpenCL. Implementation is discussed from both the system s...
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Scientific research activities generate a large amount of data, which varies in format, volume, structure and ownership. Although there are revision control systems and databases developed for data archiving, the traditional data management methods are not suitable for High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems. The files in such systems do not have...


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Projects (2)
Exploring how container virtualisation technologies, like Docker, LXC and friends, can be applied to High Performance Computing problems.