Oct 10 – 14, 2016
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
America/Los_Angeles timezone

Migration Routes to Virtual Technologies

Oct 13, 2016, 3:30 PM
1h 15m
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Poster Track 3: Distributed Computing Posters B / Break


Stephen Jones (Liverpool University)


Traditional T2 grid sites still process large amounts of data flowing from the LHC and elsewhere. More flexible technologies, such as virtualisation and containerisation, are rapidly changing the landscape, but the right migration paths to these sunlit uplands are not well defined yet. We report on the innovations and pressures that are driving these changes and we discuss their pros and cons. We specifically examine a recently developed migration route to virtual technology that is currently available to sites called VAC. We installed and tested VAC on a production class cluster and we ran it with a set of VOs for a period of months. We report our test findings and conclude that VAC is suitable for large scale deployment.

Primary Keyword (Mandatory) Virtualization
Secondary Keyword (Optional) Computing models
Tertiary Keyword (Optional) Cloud technologies

Primary author

Stephen Jones (Liverpool University)


John Bland (University of Liverpool) Robert Fay (University of Liverpool)

Presentation materials