21-25 September 2009
Hotel Barcelo Sants
Europe/Zurich timezone

LiveWN: Desktop Grids are as simple as using a CD

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Hotel Barcelo Sants

Hotel Barcelo Sants



Mr Giannis Kouretis (NTUA)

Please indicate your preferred day to give a demo.

Thursday or Friday.

Project(s) or EGEE activity presenting the demo or poster (project or activity names only)

"The usage of EDGeS services for EGEE users" track will host a session were LiveWN will be included.


LiveWN was initially prototyped in year 2006 as a bootable CD with Scientific Linux, supporting diskless, easy-to-deploy grid Worker Nodes, requiring virtually zero administration upon deployment. Recent evolutions during year 2009 brought even more results: * scalability and reliability tests over WAN deployment scenarios, * integration with Shibboleth (ShibGrid) and, * design prototype for a deployment on an infrastructure with a potential of 60000+ nodes.
LiveWN mixes key technologies including LiveCD (a self-booting Linux CD), gLite (the grid middleware stack), OpenVPN (virtual private network) and OpenAFS (open distributed filesystem). It includes a full desktop environment and some extra scientific software, including a set of tools in relation to the high energy physics project ATLAS, Wine, PovRay and other. LiveWN implements also a convenient UI (User Interface) from which all grid resources are available (EGEE and LCG VOs, combined with all Desktop Grid resources)

Special requirements other than the set up mentioned in the CfA text.

a network connection with the form of UTP (standard copper cable) and a small 12-port switch would be greatly appreciated, since some laptops' WiFi support doesn't cooperate well with Scientific Linux.

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