[GE users] campus grid vs global grid

Frédéric Bastien nouiz at nouiz.org
Fri Jul 18 14:39:14 BST 2008


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Hi,

Thanks for all your advise, this was really usefull.

Frédéric Bastien

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Anand Vaidya <anandvaidya.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 17 July 2008 21:27:44 Frédéric Bastien wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm working in a lab at the University of Montréal. We are exploring
>> the possibility to group the cluster with other labs in other
>> university. To do so I taught using SGE, but I have a few question. In
>> the user doc, it tell that SGE is made for campus grid but not for
>> global grid. I will need the technical difference that this represent.
>>
>> - Do we need a global file system between labs?
>> - Do we need a unique user id? user name?
>> - No firewall?
>> - Other limits/requirement?
>
> For a true multi-administrative-domain Grid system, you definitely need a
> middleware such as Globus. Plan for PKI too. You probably do not need global
> shared filesystem since you can transfer job related files. (if that is
> feasible). I would suggest GT4 since it is not that difficult to get started.
>
> If you have many clusters in campus, and all users have uniform UID/GID, you
> probably could have shared filesystems . Other wise users will have to
> transfer files and submit jobs on individual clusters.
>
> Most likely each cluster already runs its own job management software (PBS ,
> SGE, LSF etc) and you will need to consider that too.
>
>
>
> regards
> Anand
>
>
>>
>> Here is the URL that talk about campus vs global grid:
>>
>> http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-0699/chp1-1?a=view
>>
>> Also, I have another question, at the end of 2007 their was a PDF that
>> suggest that kerberos be integrated in SGE to allow the transfert of
>> ticket. Do this have been implemented in SGE 6.2?
>>
>> thanks for your time
>>
>> Frédéric Bastien
>>
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