Matching cloud technologies to Theoretical Astrophysics and Particle Physics applications

Jeremy Yates, UCL

We present a software engineering methodology for determining which application types in Theoretical Astrophysics and Particle Physics are best suited to the hardware and cloud technologies offered by Cloud providers. This study, funded by STFC DiRAC, will look at the suitability of cloud technologies provided by Openstack, Azure, Singularity and Containers for applications that are embarassingly parallel, loosely parallel, weakly parallel and strongly parallel.