[GE users] OpenNebula 1.0 and scale out of SGE computing clusters to Amazon EC2

Ignacio Martin Llorente llorente at dacya.ucm.es
Thu Jul 24 15:34:08 BST 2008

Dear friends,

Let me use this mailing list to announce the release of OpenNebula  
1.0. You will find relevant its support to access EC2 resources on- 
demand to supplement local resources with cloud resources to satisfy  
peak or fluctuating demands, and the use case showing how to scale out  
a SGE computing cluster to Amazon EC2 (http://www.opennebula.org/doku.php?id=documentation 



The dsa-research group (http://dsa-research.org) is pleased to  
announce that a stable release (v1.0) of the OpenNebula (ONE) Virtual  
Infrastructure Engine (http://www.OpenNebula.org) is available for  
download under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0. ONE  
enables the dynamic allocation of virtual machines on a pool of  
physical resources, so extending the benefits of existing  
virtualization platforms from a single physical resource to a pool of  
resources, decoupling the server not only from the physical  
infrastructure but also from the physical location.


The OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Engine differentiates from  
existing VM managers in its highly modular and open architecture  
designed to meet the requirements of cluster administrators. The last  
version supports Xen and KVM virtualization platforms to provide the  
following features and capabilities:

- Centralized management, a single access point to manage a pool of  
VMs and physical resources.
- Efficient resource management, including support to build any  
capacity provision policy and for advance reservation of capacity  
through the Haizea lease manager
- Powerful API and CLI interfaces for monitoring and controlling VMs  
and physical resources
- Easy 3rd party software integration to provide a complete solution  
for the deployment of flexible and efficient virtual infrastructures
- Fault tolerant design, state is kept in a SQLite database.
- Open and flexible architecture to add new infrastructure metrics and  
parameters or even to support new Hypervisors.
- Support to access Amazon EC2 resources to supplement local resources  
with cloud resources to satisfy peak or fluctuating demands.
- Ease of installation and administration on UNIX clusters
- Open source software released under Apache license v2.0
- As engine for the dynamic management of VMs, OpenNebula is being  
enhanced in the context of the RESERVOIR project (EU grant agreement  
215605) to address the requirements of several business use cases.

More details at http://www.opennebula.org/doku.php?id=documentation:rn-rel1.0


- Benefits and Features: http://www.opennebula.org/doku.php?id=about
- Documentation: http://www.opennebula.org/doku.php?id=documentation
- Release Notes: http://www.opennebula.org/doku.php?id=documentation:rn-rel1.0
- Download: http://www.opennebula.org/doku.php?id=software
- Ecosystem: http://www.opennebula.org/doku.php?id=ecosystem

Ignacio M. Llorente, Full Professor (Catedratico): web http://dsa-research.org/llorente 
  and blog http://imllorente.dsa-research.org
DSA Research Group:  web http://dsa-research.org and blog http://blog.dsa-research.org
Globus GridWay Metascheduler: http://www.GridWay.org
OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Engine: http://www.OpenNebula.org

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