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

The Academic Cloud - Virtualized Worker Nodes in The Grid

May 28, 2009, 9:00 AM
Big Auditorium (kb3b1), KBC building (Umeå University)

Big Auditorium (kb3b1), KBC building

Umeå University

KBC Umeå Universitet Umeå, Sweden
Virtualisation Virtualisation III


Owen Synge (DESY)


Cloud computing provides commodity Virtualized computers on demand, Grid computing has underlying batch queues which may be integrated with the Virtualization technology can give the same predictable run time environment we know of from the Cloud Computing world. Two groups have achieved Virtulized worker nodes using two different batch queues. Details of the two implementations using similar methods will be presented. While the technology is simple and it's flexibility maybe attractive for grid end users, administrators have justified security concerns that may limit real world expectations.


Admins can implement "The academic cloud - Virtualized Worker Nodes in The Grid" easily, this talk shows how two simple solutions work.

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