Workshop on Cloud Services Federation, and the 8th Open Cirrus Summit


  • 9:00-9:20 Introduction, Michael Kozuch, Dejan Milojicic, Gregor von Laszewski
  • Introdcution of the participants

Virtual Machine Placement

  • 9:20-9:40 Optimizing VM Placement for HPC in the Cloud, Abhishek Gupta, Dejan Milojicic and Laxmikant Kale.
  • 9:40-10:00** Modern HPC cluster virtualization using KVM and Palacios**, Alexander Kudryavtsev, Vladimir Koshelev and Arutyun Avetisyan.

10:00 – 10:30  Break

Core Cloud Federation Software and Testbeds

  • 10:30-11:00 GENICloud and TransCloud: Towards a Standard Interface for Cloud Federates, Andy Bavier, Yvonne Coady, Tony Mack, Chris Matthews, Joe Mambretti, Rick Mcgeer, Paul Mueller, Alex Snoeren and Marco Yuen.
  • 11:00-11:20** A Mechanism to Measure Quality-of-Service in a Federated Cloud Environment**, Shoumen Bardhan and Dejan Milojicic.
  • 11:20 – 11:40 Design of a Dynamic Provisioning System for a  Federated Cloud and Bare-metal Environment, Gregor von Laszewski, Hyungro Lee, Javier Diaz, Fugang Wang, Koji Tanaka, Shubhada Karavinkoppa, Geoffrey C. Fox, Tom Furlani

Platforms in a Federated Clouds

  • 11:40-12:00 **Infrastructure Outsourcing in Multi-Cloud Environment, **Kate Keahey, Patrick Armstrong, David Labissoniere, Pierre Riteau and John Bresnahan.

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30-1:50 ** Network-Aware Scheduling of MapReduce Framework on Distributed Clusters over High Speed Networks**, Praveenkumar Kondikoppa, Seung-Jong Park, Chui-Hui Chiu, Cheng Cui and Lin Xue.

Applications in Federated Clouds

  • 1:50-2:10** Activities at China Mobile Research Institute (title and topic to be determined)**, Chao Deng
  • 1:50 – 2:30 Presentations: Lessons learned from cloud testbeds
    • Cirrus (Dejan Milojicic, HP)
    • Open Cloud Testbed (Robert Grossman)
    • FutureGrid (Gregor von Laszewski)
    • Magellan (Lavanya, LBL)
    • GENI (RIck McGear, HP)
    • IEEE standardization for Federation (DavidBernstein)
    • others
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Open Discussion
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Break


  • 3:30 – 4:30 Panel: Inter-Cloud Services and Federation: Challenges and Predictions
  • 5:00 – Informal meeting with your colleagues to discuss activities and your work