Oct 12 – 16, 2015
Brookhaven National Laboratory
America/New_York timezone

First experiences with Mesos at RAL

Oct 14, 2015, 12:10 PM
Bldg. 510 - Physics Department Large Seminar Room (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Bldg. 510 - Physics Department Large Seminar Room

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, NY 11973
Grid, Cloud & Virtualisation Grid, Cloud and Virtualization


Andrew David Lahiff (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))


Running services in containers managed by a scheduler offers a number of potential benefits compared to traditional infrastructure, such as increased resource utilisation through multi-tenancy, the ability to have elastic services, and improved site availability due to self-healing. At the RAL Tier-1 we have been investigating migration of services to an Apache Mesos cluster running on bare metal. In this model the whole concept of individual machines is abstracted away and services are run on the cluster in ephemeral Docker containers. This talk will describe the setup of our test Mesos infrastructure, including how we deal with service discovery, monitoring, and logging in such a dynamic environment. The challenges faced running grid middleware in this way and future plans will be discussed.
Length of presentation (max. 20 minutes) 20

Primary author

Andrew David Lahiff (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))

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