A Web-Based Docker Image Assistant Generation Tool for User-PC Computing System

Lynn Htet Aung*, Nobuo Funabiki*, Soe Thandar Aung, Xudong Zhou, Xu Xiang, Wen Chung Kao

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Currently, we are developing the user-PC computing (UPC) system based on the master-worker model as a scalable, low-cost, and high-performance computing platform. To run various application programs on personal computers (PCs) with different environments for workers, it adopts Docker technology to bundle every necessary software as one image file. Unfortunately, the Docker file/image are manually generated through multiple steps by a user, which can be the bottleneck. In this paper, we present a web-based Docker image assistant generation (DIAG) tool in the UPC system to assist or reduce these process steps. It adopts Angular JavaScript for offering user interfaces, PHP Laravel for handling logic using RestAPI, MySQL database for storing data, and Shell scripting for speedily running the whole program. In addition, the worker-side code modification function is implemented so that a user can modify the source code of the running job and update the Docker image at a worker to speed up them. For evaluations, we collected 30 Docker files and 10 OpenFOAM jobs through reverse processing from Docker images in Github and generated the Docker images using the tool. Moreover, we modified source codes for network simulations and generated the Docker images in a worker five times. The results confirmed the validity of the proposal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number300
JournalInformation (Switzerland)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Jun


  • Angular
  • Docker
  • Laravel
  • MySQL
  • Shell scripting
  • UPC system
  • automatic generation
  • image update

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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