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SZTAKI desktop grid: adapting clusters for desktop grids

Marosi, Attila Csaba and Balaton, Zoltan and Kacsuk, Peter K. and Drotos, D. (2010) SZTAKI desktop grid: adapting clusters for desktop grids. In: Davoli, Franco and Meyer, Norbert and Pugliese, Roberto and Zappatore, Sandro, (eds.) Remote instrumentation and virtual laboratories: service architecture and networking. Springer, pp. 133-144. ISBN 9781441955951

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/978-1-4419-5597-5_12


Although clusters usually represent a single large resource for grid computing, most of the time they are utilized as individual resources for desktop grids. This chapter presents a lightweight, fault-tolerant approach for connecting firewalled already deployed clusters for desktop grid computing. It allows to easily offer cluster resources for desktop grids without requiring a large administrative overhead of connecting them separately. Our approach uses Condor for cluster management and an extended version of BOINC to connect those resources across the Internet or wide area networks. We describe security considerations and present our security model for the system and sharing resources. We present running projects where our solution is being used to utilize already deployed clusters requiring low effort from administrators.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:11063
Deposited On:07 Aug 2012 10:27
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