Distributed Cloud Operating System (DiCOS) Development at Academia Sinica
2017 January 11
Distributed Cloud Operating System (DiCOS) is designed to support large and long-tail data analysis efficiently in all disciplines by federating distributed Cloud resources. The distributed infrastructure established by DiCOS federates small data centers and provides low latency access and high performance applications to local users. Job is submitted locally and run globally while reducing the number of data transmitted across resource centers. DiCOS could provide more than 400K CPU-days computing power to support several application domains with 6 resource sites in Taiwan, US and CERN. DiCOS is becoming the new generation research infrastructure of Academia Sinica. In addition to high throughput, application efficiency is improved continuously by the optimization of workflow and system efficiency. The objectives and status of DiCOS, as well as the development strategy and plan for the second stage from 2016 are described in this study.