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A Study of Cloud/IX Operating System for the ARM-based Data Center Server Platform

Procedia Engineering. 2015. Vol. 100. P. 1696-1705.
Leokhin, Y., Panfilov, P.

Exponential growth in data production and a prominent trend in data center design architecture – a shift from expensive hardware towards a multitude of simple servers – pose new tasks and demand the use of different strategies for data center architects. In this work, a new solutions to distributed systems design are discussed, which are based on Plan9 operating system model. We first overview application and research projects including project of porting Plan9 to the IBM Blue Gene/L supercomputer, project of the Plan9 use in data centers and cloud systems, and projects aimed at distributed embedded systems. Then we introduce a Cloud/IX operating system for the ARM-based server platforms that also follows the Plan9 model and is implemented on top of one of Plan 9 derivatives called 9front - a free software distributed operating system. We also present the experimental testbed setup and results of experimental study of the Cloud/IX on multi-computer server farm in actual data center environment.