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Paper ID: 1336

Leveraging UK eScience with very large Condor pools: the demand for transforming significant wasted power into results.
Paul B,Wilson Wolfgang,Emmerich John P,Brodholt

Appeared in: Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Conference 2004 website: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2004/
Page Numbers:308 - 316
Publisher: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Year: 2004
ISBN/ISSN: 1-904425-21-6
Contributing Organisation(s):
Field of Science: e-Science

URL: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2004/proceedings/papers/131.pdf

Abstract: We provide an insight into the demand from the UK eScience community for very large High Throughput Computing resources and provide an example of such a resource in current production use: the 930-node eMinerals Condor pool at UCL. We demonstrate the significant benefits this resource has provided to UK eScientists via quickly and easily realising results throughout a range of problem areas. We demonstrate the value added by the pool to UCL I.S infrastructure and provide a case for the expansion of very large Condor resources within the UK eScience Grid infrastructure. We provide examples of the technical and administrative difficulties faced when scaling up to institutional Condor pools, and propose the introduction of a UK Condor/HTC working group to co-ordinate the mid to long term UK eScience Condor development, deployment and support requirements, starting with the inaugural UK Condor Week in October 2004.

Keywords: e-Science, AHM 2004


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