At Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC), the Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) Division carries out R&D activities on Computational Science applied to the Climate Change. Activities focus on the management of large volumes of scientific data with open source solutions addressing efficient access, analysis and mining and on the optimization and parallelization of the numerical models for climate change simulations on HPC architectures. In this talk, we will share experiences in using OpenNebula by describing cloud-based deployment scenarios for the parallel data analytics service based on CMCC Ophidia platform; two use cases regarding the EU FP7 EUBrazil Cloud Connect and the INTERREG OFIDIA projects will be presented. Moreover, we will show a system prototype based on OpenNebula for the orchestration of HPC Virtual Clusters with some early results carried on CMCC HPC resources.
Marco Mancini (male) Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change. In 2013 he joined the Advanced Scientific Computing Division, where his main research activities are related to the application of virtualization, cloud computing and software-defined storage technologies for the management of large scientific data volumes on distributed and HPC architectures. At CMCC, he has been involved into national and international projects like: TESSA, EUBRAZILCC, OFIDIA. In 2001 he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and System Engineering from the University of Calabria. Afterwards, he was Visiting Researcher at Argonne National Laboratory (Chicago, US) and University of Aachen (Germany), adjunct professor and research fellow at the Faculty of Engineering at University of Calabria. He has been also a free lance ICT consultant for government and telecommunication companies. He is author of several scientific papers in the field of computational science, combinatorial optimization and high performance computing. He is IEEE and IEEE Computer Society member.