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Heterogeneity, High Performance Computing, Self-Organization and the Cloud

  • Theo Lynn
  • John P. Morrison
  • David Kenny
  • Introduces the CloudLightning self-organising self-management framework

  • Includes case studies to demonstrate the proposed architecture

  • Re-evaluates current approaches to service delivery

Open Access

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Dapeng Dong, Huanhuan Xiong, Gabriel G. Castañe, John P. Morrison
    Pages 31-61 Open Access
  3. Huanhuan Xiong, Christos Filelis-Papadopoulos, Gabriel G. Castañe, Dapeng Dong, John P. Morrison
    Pages 63-88 Open Access
  4. Ioan Dragan, Teodor-Florin Fortiș, Marian Neagul, Dana Petcu, Teodora Selea, Adrian Spataru
    Pages 89-117 Open Access
  5. Christos K. Filelis-Papadopoulos, Konstantinos M. Giannoutakis, George A. Gravvanis, Charalampos S. Kouzinopoulos, Antonios T. Makaratzis, Dimitrios Tzovaras
    Pages 119-150 Open Access
  6. Theo Lynn, John P. Morrison
    Pages 151-156 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 157-165

About this book


This open access book addresses the most recent developments in cloud computing such as HPC in the Cloud, heterogeneous cloud, self-organising and self-management, and discusses the business implications of cloud computing adoption. Establishing the need for a new architecture for cloud computing, it discusses a novel cloud management and delivery architecture based on the principles of self-organisation and self-management. This focus shifts the deployment and optimisation effort from the consumer to the software stack running on the cloud infrastructure. It also outlines validation challenges and introduces a novel generalised extensible simulation framework to illustrate the effectiveness, performance and scalability of self-organising and self-managing delivery models on hyperscale cloud infrastructures. It concludes with a number of potential use cases for self-organising, self-managing clouds and the impact on those businesses.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Theo Lynn
    • 1
  • John P. Morrison
    • 2
  • David Kenny
    • 3
  1. 1.Irish Centre for Cloud Computing (IC4)Dublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  3. 3.Dublin City UniversityDublinIreland

About the editors

Theo Lynn is Professor of Digital Business and the Associate Dean (Industry Engagement & Innovation) at DCU Business School, Ireland.

John P. Morrison is the founder and director of the Centre for Unified Computing, University College Cork, Ireland.

David Kenny is the project manager of the CloudLightning project at University College Cork, Ireland.

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