1-5 November 2010
The Statler Hotel
America/New_York timezone

StratusLab, mixing grid and clouds

5 Nov 2010, 10:30
30m
The Statler Hotel

The Statler Hotel

Cornell UniversityIthaca NY USA

Speaker

Michel Jouvin (LAL / IN2P3)

Description

StratusLab (StratusLab.eu) is a two-year European FP7 project (from 1 June 2010) that aims to provide a production-quality, open source cloud (“Infrastructure as a Service” or IaaS) distribution. StratusLab will integrate, distribute, and maintain this cloud distribution to bring cloud technology to end-users and resource providers of existing distributed computing infrastructures like EGI. The StratusLab toolkit combines existing, cutting-edge, open source software with innovative service and cloud management technologies developed within the project. The project uses agile software development practices to ensure rapid evolution of the toolkit to meet end-user and system administrator needs. It demonstrates the production quality of the toolkit by running two grid resource centers on top of the toolkit and by quantitatively testing the performance of a spectrum of representative applications on the hybrid infrastructure. Grid and cloud technologies complement one another. Existing grid middleware would continue to provide the glue to federate the distributed resources and the services for high-level job and data management. StratusLab will help to improve usability of distributed computing infrastructures. Providing a cloud API for the grid will attract the scientific and industrial users that have embraced the cloud computing provisioning model and thus expand the scope and interest of infrastructures like EGI. This talk will detail StratusLab’s goals and present its two-year roadmap. It will explain the expected benefits for the e-Infrastructure ecosystem and the availability and current features of the StratusLab toolkit.

Primary author

Michel Jouvin (LAL / IN2P3)

Presentation Materials