The research topics cover:
Migrating VM Quickly, Smartly, and Far Away
Since January 2013, Takahiro Hirofuchi is visiting ASCOLA Research Group of Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France. He is working together with Dr. Adrien Lebre, developing the virtual machine support of a famous and widely-used simulation framework (SimGrid).
At the moment of this writing, code is still under development. But, it's already started being used by other research projects. For enthusiasts (?), it is publicly available in the hypervisor branch of the SimGrid repository.
On Oct 25th and 26th, AIST had an openlab at the main research site. We presented our ongoing work regarding inter-cloud systems. A brochure in Japanese is available.
We went to SC12 held in Salt Lake City, Nov 10th-16th 2012 and presented the latest outcomes of our project. At the exhibition booth of AIST, there was a panel and live demo regarding "Yabusame Migration: Migrate VMs Quickly, Smartly, and Far Away, for Energy-saving in IT Infrastracture". We also presented two posters at the technical poster session.
We presented the latest update of the Yabusame project in KVM Forum 2012, on Nov 7th in Barcelona, Spain. We talked about preliminary performance results and further development plans of post copy live migration for Qemu/KVM.
A Ph.D student of University of Tokyo, working together with us, went to the third International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization (CLOUD COMPUTING 2012), held in Nice, France, 22th-27th, June 2012, and gave a talk about a storage caching mechanism that strongly supports mobile computing based on live VM migration. This joint work explores a new frontier of cloud computing supported by advanced virtualization technologies.
We presented our migration accelerator mechanism (MiyakoDori) in the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE CLOUD 2012), held in Honolulu, Hawaii, 24th-29th June, 2012. This is a joint work with a Ph.D student of University of Tokyo.
We presented the latest development status of Postcopy Migration for Qemu/KVM (Yabusame) in LinuxCon Japan 2012, held in Yokohama, Japan, 6th-8th June 2012. Our slides and the latest information are available in our project page.
We enjoyed Symposium on Advanced Computing Systems and Infrastructures 2012 (SACSIS 2012), held in Kobe (i.e., the city of Kei Supercomputer), 16th-18th, May 2012. Takahiro Hirofuchi presented the latest development of Yabusame (Postcopy Migration for Qemu/KVM) in the poster session. In this preliminary work, we discussed performance advantages enabled by supporting asynchronous page fault. In addition, a Ph.D. student working with us presented a VM packing algorithm that supports server consolidation using postcopy live migration.
Takahiro Hirofuchi joined the SIG Operating System workshop of Information Processing Society Japan. This workshop was held in a beautiful (but most likely out-of-season) seaside village, Onna-Son, Okinawa, 7th-8th May, 2012. He presented the latest update of our datacenter migration project for disaster recovery.