[GE users] Globus or not to Globus?

Stephan Grell - Sun Germany - SSG - Software Engineer stephan.grell at sun.com
Wed Jan 11 08:44:29 GMT 2006


Hi Stefan,

the easiest way would be to join the three grids into one. But I assume
that is not possible?
If you could do that, you would not need Globus.

Cheers,
Stephan

Stefan.O.Nordlander at astrazeneca.com wrote On 01/10/06 14:12,:

>Hi,
>
>I'm wondering what the simplest possible way would be to connect three
>clusters using SGE. Nevermind user accounts or shared home directories etc.
>Would it be possible to somehow make the other SGE installations aware of
>each other.
>
>Basically what we need is a way to send jobs from any workstation on site A
>to the cluster at site A, B or C. It would be ok for the user to copy the
>files manually. And the authentication is done through ldap on all sites.
>
>
>Globus seems complicated at a first look. Certificates, proxy, grid-ftp and
>the lot. Still I understand the benefits of having a 'grid'. Has anyone any
>experience with GT4 and SGE6? How difficult is it to set up?
>
>Is there any added complexity for the users to submit jobs through globus
>compared to the regular 'qsub'. Does the user have to make an xml file to
>transfer files with gridftp or is there a simpler way?
>
>
>Thanks,
>/Stefan
>
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