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Experiences with a grid gateway architecture using virtual machines

Bannon, David, Chhabra, Rajesh, Coddington, Paul, Cox, Daniel, Crawford, Frank, Francis, Rhys, Galang, Gerson, Jenkins, Graham, La Rosa, Marco, McMahon, Steve, Rankine, Terry, Woodcock, Robert, & Wright, Ashley J. (2006) Experiences with a grid gateway architecture using virtual machines. In First International Workshop on Virtualization Technology in Distributed Computing, 17 November, Tampa, Florida.

Abstract

The Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (APAC) began developing the APAC National Grid in 2004. The APAC Grid integrates several partner sites, most of which have multiple compute resources. Different APAC grid application projects require different grid middleware systems, including GT2, GT4 and LCG. In order to provide these different systems to interface to different resources at each site, it was decided to provide a single, standard grid gateway machine at each site, and to use Xen to provide a number of virtual machines to run the different grid middleware stacks, as well as other services such as grid portals and data management. In this paper we discuss the design of this system, and our experiences in deploying and using virtual machines on a single grid gateway machine for interfacing to multiple clusters at a site.

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ID Code: 8688
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: a2.wright@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Grid, Virtual Machines, APAC
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services (080612)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Management (080609)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Data Format not elsewhere classified (080499)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 The Authors
Deposited On: 18 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 12:13

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