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

MetaCentrum, the Czech virtualized NGI

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Hotel Barcelo Sants

Hotel Barcelo Sants

Barcelona
Poster

Speakers

Jiri Sitera (CESNET z.s.p.o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic) Zdeněk Šustr (CESNET z.s.p.o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic)

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

None

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

MetaCentrum, Czech NGI

Abstract

MetaCentrum, the Czech NGI, started to virtualize the infrastructure
already several years ago. Virtual clusters were introduced as a new
service, providing an illusion of totally dedicated clusters under
complete user control running on a shared infrastructure, including
administrator access. Virtual machines and clusters are handled in a way
similar to ordinary computation jobs, planned for batch or interactive
processing. We developed an extension to job scheduler PBSPro and new
management tools to smoothly integrate virtual cluster service into NGI
environment. Networking is also a vital part of the service, where
Czech NREN CESNET2 technology allows managing virtual cluster network
without perceivable overhead. Virtual network becomes a new resource,
that can be attached to user's home network. Benefits of this fully
integrated virtualized infrastructure will be demonstrated through
series of usecases.

Primary authors

David Antoš (CESNET z.s.p.o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic) Jiri Sitera (CESNET z.s.p.o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic) Luděk Matyska (CESNET z.s.p.o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic) Lukáš Hejtmánek (CESNET z.s.p.o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic) Miloš Mulač (CESNET z.s.p.o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic) Miroslav Ruda (CESNET z.s.p.o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic) Petr Holub (CESNET z.s.p.o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic) Zdeněk Šustr (CESNET z.s.p.o., Zikova 4, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic)

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