May 25 – 29, 2009
Umeå University
Europe/Zurich timezone

Packaging Grid software for Linux distributions

May 28, 2009, 4:30 PM
Big Auditorium (kb3b1), KBC building (Umeå University)

Big Auditorium (kb3b1), KBC building

Umeå University

KBC Umeå Universitet Umeå, Sweden
Operating Systems & Applications Operating Systems & Applications II


Mattias Ellert (Uppsala Universitet & NDGF)


High energy physics experiments today utilise computing grids to access computing resources in order to fulfil their needs for processing power and storage of their ever increasing datasets. However, grid middleware so far has not been part of the mainstream Linux distributions used by resource providers and users. The installation and maintenance of the grid middleware therefore imposes additional burdens on both computing centres and users wishing to participate in the processing of the experimental data. In this talk we will present our efforts to bring the Globus toolkit, a basic building block in many grid middlewares, into the Debian and Fedora Linux distributions.

Primary author

Mattias Ellert (Uppsala Universitet & NDGF)


Anders Wäänänen (Niels Bohr Institute) Steffen Möller (Unversität zu Lübeck)

Presentation materials