9-13 July 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria
Europe/Sofia timezone

Extending the Manchester site with containers and cloud technology

10 Jul 2018, 16:00
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

National Culture Palace, Boulevard "Bulgaria", 1463 NDK, Sofia, Bulgaria
Poster Track 7 – Clouds, virtualization and containers Posters


Andrew McNab (University of Manchester)


We describe how the Blackett facility at the University of Manchester
High Energy Physics group has been extended to provide Docker container and
cloud platforms as part of the UKT0 initiative. We show how these new
technologies can be managed using the facility's existing fabric
management based on Puppet and Foreman. We explain how use of the
facility has evolved beyond its origins as a WLCG Tier-2 centre and now
also supports astronomy workloads including LSST and SKA.

Primary authors

Andrew McNab (University of Manchester) Alessandra Forti (University of Manchester (GB)) Mr Robert Frank

Presentation Materials