Mar 21 – 27, 2009
Europe/Prague timezone

Managing distributed grid sites with quattor

Mar 26, 2009, 8:00 AM


Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Board: Thursday 009
poster Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies Poster session


Dr Andrea Chierici (INFN-CNAF)


Quattor is a system administration toolkit providing a powerful, portable, and modular set of tools for the automated installation, configuration, and management of clusters and farms. It is developed as a community effort and provided as open-source software. Today, quattor is being used to manage at least 10 separate infrastructures spread across Europe. These range from massive single-site installations such as CERN (where more than 7000 machines are managed) to highly-distributed grid infrastructures such as Grid-Ireland (which is made up of 18 physical installations). In this work we want to stress the capability of quattor to manage distributed grid sites. Grids increasingly organize their sites using a distributed model, where resources at multiple physical locations appear to the grid as a single logical site. The Quattor Working Group (QWG) templates are developed by a consortium of grid sites. They provide an integrated "configuration distribution" for coordinating multiple collaborating sites running gLite middleware, providing support for sharing configuration and local customization.

Primary author

Dr Andrea Chierici (INFN-CNAF)

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