May 25 – 29, 2009
Umeå University
Europe/Zurich timezone

Virtual Machine CPU Benchmarking the HEPiX way

May 28, 2009, 8:30 AM
30m
Big Auditorium (kb3b1), KBC building (Umeå University)

Big Auditorium (kb3b1), KBC building

Umeå University

KBC Umeå Universitet Umeå, Sweden
Virtualisation Virtualisation III

Speaker

Ian Gable (University of Victoria)

Description

We employ the HEP-SPEC06 benchmark, developed by the HEPiX CPU benchmarking working group, to evaluate CPU performance of a number of virtual machines configurations for the highly CPU loaded HEP worker node. Benchmarks are performed on 8 different models of AMD and Intel CPU spanning 2003 to 2008 generation architectures. We demonstrate that multi-core worker node can run n VMs where n is the number of cores without suffering significant CPU performance penalties. Our focus is primarily on Xen, but we have some preliminary KVM results.

Summary

We employ the HEP-SPEC06 benchmark, developed by the HEPiX CPU benchmarking working group, to evaluate CPU performance of a number of virtual machines configurations for the highly CPU loaded HEP worker node.

Primary authors

Ian Gable (University of Victoria) Manfred Alef (FZK Karlsruhe / GridKa)

Presentation materials