Grid Appliance in a nutshell PDF Print E-mail

The Grid Appliance is a self-configuring virtual, physical, and cloud appliance that is used to create ad-hoc pools of computer resources both within a local-area and across wide-area networks. It is used primarily to execute high-throughput, long-running jobs and to create virtual clusters for education and training.

Appliances are connected to each other through a peer-to-peer virtual network using private IP addresses called IPOP - the Grid appliance uses GroupVPN, an easy to configure, group-oriented deployment of IPOP. Upon starting the appliance, it is automatically connected to a pool of resources and is capable of submitting and executing jobs using the Condor Grid scheduler. Follow the quick start guide shown below to start using the Grid appliance yourself.

The Grid Appliance's virtual network features decentralized NAT traversal over UDP and through relays, a decentralized DHCP service supporting multiple address spaces, and self-configuring Condor pools using a Distributed Hash Table (DHT). Currently, a public infrastructure for bootstrapping such pools is running on PlanetLab; deployments on private resource pools are also supported.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 March 2010 02:49
Quick Start Guide PDF Print E-mail

Step 1: Browse the introductory documentation in this web site for an overview of the purpose and design of the appliance.

Step 2 (VMWare):

Step 3: Follow the Grid appliance tutorial

Step 4: Give us feedback - fill in an anonymous, short Web-based survey.

Step 5: If you want to learn more about the appliance, join our user's group.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 16:36
Tutorials PDF Print E-mail

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