Instant-Grid version 0.6

Submitted by Christian Boehme on Fri, 22/12/2006 - 16:15.

Instant-Grid version 0.6 is based on Knoppix 5.0.0 and Globus-Toolkit 4.0.2. The most important new additions are the possibility of rendering movies with the grid-enabled POV-Ray interface, GridSearch, a tool to search text documents in an Instant-Grid, and the Grid Workflow Manager.

New in this Version

  • Parallel rendering of animations with POV-Ray
  • Searching text documents on Instant-Grid machines with GridSearch
  • Replaced kernel space NFS with user space NFS for enhanced stability of the Instant-Grid boot process
  • More documentation

Bug Fixes

  • Solved NFS stability problems
  • Fixed a problem, where automatic choice of a firewire interface as internal interface would lead to problems with name resolution, routing, etc.
  • Lots of smaller bugs (see changelog).

Known problems

  • Gridsphere and GWES cannot be used together. There is a problem with the classloader when both applications are started. Please restart tomcat with /etc/init.d/tomcat force-stop and /etc/init.d/tomcat start when you want to switch from one application to the other.
  • Man pages still missing
  • A few wrong links, debug output, etc.