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OSCAR-G: Management and Use of Large Clusters within and between Virtual Organisations



The growth of e-Science activities, such as those at Imperial College and the London e-Science Centre (LeSC), will require the use of considerable computing resources. These resources, which could comprise commodity clusters, traditional high performance computers or large SMP processors, will be used by virtual organisations physically distributed across several sites. Manually maintaining common user and usage information within such an environment could impose unacceptable administrative loads. To meet this challenge we outline a collaborative programme to tackle three emerging issues: 1. The administration of large clustered systems, 2. The administration of virtual organisations, 3. Specification of a user-oriented policy language for resource usage.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Centre Industrial
Grant Value: £249,769.00
Start Date: Not specified
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: Core

Project Members
Dr Steven Newhouse

Collaborating Organisations
Compusys plc.
Intel Corporation UK Ltd.
London e-Science Centre

Component(s) Project Develops
Grid Administration Services
Grid Computational Services
Global Event Services
Market Economy Services
Scheduling Monitoring Diagnostic Services

Application Area(s) associated with Project


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