A UNICORE based Multi Site and Multi User Grid Environment for Demonstration, Education and Testing Purposes

Tibor Kalman, Thomas Rings

Abstract

This article gives an overview of the novel Instant-Grid UNICORE edition. The Instant-Grid UNICORE edition allows to automatically set up a self-configured and independent multi site and multi user grid environment using the UNICORE 6 middleware. The idea of such an environment is to enable the installation of a grid system on computers located in a local network without any previous knowledge of grid technologies. In this article, we describe the technical concepts including the automatic configuration, ready-to-use features, and applications of the Instant-Grid UNICORE edition. In addition, we consider new features and present an use case where Instant-Grid has been applied in teaching. From our experience, Instant-Grid UNICORE edition is also suitable for demonstrating, developing, and testing purposes of and in grid computing environments.
Keywords: 
grid computing, practical course, Instant-Grid, UNICORE6
Document Type: 
Articles in Conference Proceedings
Booktitle: 
Proceedings of the UNICORE Summit 2010
Series: 
IAS
Address: 
Juelich, Germany
Publisher: 
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Volume: 
5
Pages: 
1-10
Month: 
11
Year: 
2010
2011 © Software Engineering For Distributed Systems Group

Main menu 2