The future of Instant-Grid

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  • user warning: Table './grid-wiki/drupal_cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE drupal_cache_filter SET data = '<p>Am Fr 15 Feb 2008 schrieben Christian Boehme:<br />\n&gt; Was danach aus IG wird ist aber noch völlig offen, da das Projekt eigentlich<br />\n&gt; abgeschlossen ist.<br />\nI think that, in order to think a possible future for IG, it\'s important to know a little more about its past.</p>\n<p>Why IG started in the first place? What was its objective? What was achieved?</p>\n<p>Cheers,<br />\nLeandro Doctors</p>\n', created = 1413979886, expire = 1414066286, headers = '' WHERE cid = '1:9bf0a1a596adb6717c1101f2e25061ed' in /web1/grid/drupal-5.10/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 172.
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  • user warning: Table './grid-wiki/drupal_cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE drupal_cache_filter SET data = '<p>&gt; We introduced IG for teaching in 2007<br />\nNice Story. </p>\n<p>&gt;On a different note, it would be really nice to see a<br />\n&gt;standalone IG distribution<br />\nAs IG is based on Debian, maybe gthe most flexible way would be a CDD[0]<br />\n&gt; which can be configured, compiled, and installed on say<br />\n&gt; Open Solaris with Sun Gird Engine and clustering tools.<br />\nHave you tried Rocks[1]?. I haven\'t been able to install it (every time I tried version 4.3, the installer hanged up (and deleted my partition table, by the way), but it seems as the option you are looking for...</p>\n<p>Cheers,<br />\nLeandro Doctors<br />\nSan Juan, Argentina<br />\n(although now living in Lisboa, Portugal)</p>\n<p>[0] CDD: http://wiki.debian.org/CustomDebian<br />\n[1] Rocks Clusters: http://www.rocksclusters.org</p>\n', created = 1413979886, expire = 1414066286, headers = '' WHERE cid = '1:fccca28c3abc4a5c82320b910160b34c' in /web1/grid/drupal-5.10/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 172.
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Verfasst von allentiak am Do, 21/02/2008 - 05:59.

Am Fr 15 Feb 2008 schrieben Christian Boehme:
> Was danach aus IG wird ist aber noch völlig offen, da das Projekt eigentlich
> abgeschlossen ist.
I think that, in order to think a possible future for IG, it's important to know a little more about its past.

Why IG started in the first place? What was its objective? What was achieved?

Cheers,
Leandro Doctors

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Information on the why and

Information on the why and what can be found on the "about" page. You just have to ignore the word "planned", as the stuff there is all done now ;) Did we achieve our goals? We believe so, but in the end our users have to judge!

Tasks

So, what needs to be done? How is it possible to collaborate with I-G in a useful way (besides using it)?

Leandro Doctors
San Juan, Argentina

What you can contribute to

What you can contribute to IG depends very much on your previous knowlege. Some stuff that we have been toying with recently is (from easier to more difficult):

a) Xen or VMWare virtual machines with IG. This basically only involves an HD installation of IG, some testing and probably some scripting.

b) New grid applications working on IG. For this you'd best take a look at our POV-Ray PHP application. Once you understand how it works you could "gridify" other applications that can be easily parallelized.

c) Connecting IG to other Globus TK based grids. This requires a very good knowledge of the Globus grid middleware. We have done some work to connect IG to the D-Grid infrastructure. If you are (or intend to become) an expert for the GTK we can provide a few more hints (on our previous work, not on becoming a Globus expert ;) ).

Have fun!

We introduced IG for

We introduced IG for teaching in 2007, the student feedback has been very encouraging and numbers doubled in 08. This year we moved from LiveCD to a VMWare setup where each lab machine can support up to 3 VM instances. The use has been farily limited to very basic functions such as CLI based file staging and job submission, keeping this in context, we did not encounter any problems with using IG as a VM. Virtual machine clock synchronisation can be a problem with GSI authentication, however it is a VM matter. The current setup allows upto 3 VMs per PC, using dual core and 2GB of memory. Next year we be doing more VM developments; including VMs being able to connect across multiple PCs over the physical network. On a different note, it would be really nice to see a standalone IG distribution which can be configured, compiled, and installed on say Open Solaris with Sun Gird Engine and clustering tools.

Good success story && Rocks Clusters

> We introduced IG for teaching in 2007
Nice Story.

>On a different note, it would be really nice to see a
>standalone IG distribution
As IG is based on Debian, maybe gthe most flexible way would be a CDD[0]
> which can be configured, compiled, and installed on say
> Open Solaris with Sun Gird Engine and clustering tools.
Have you tried Rocks[1]?. I haven't been able to install it (every time I tried version 4.3, the installer hanged up (and deleted my partition table, by the way), but it seems as the option you are looking for...

Cheers,
Leandro Doctors
San Juan, Argentina
(although now living in Lisboa, Portugal)

[0] CDD: http://wiki.debian.org/CustomDebian
[1] Rocks Clusters: http://www.rocksclusters.org