[Beowulf] Virtualization

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Sun Aug 5 18:58:01 PDT 2007


On Thu, 26 Jul 2007, Julien Leduc wrote:

> This last technique ensure reproductible experiments, more performances,
> drawbacks are: more work on the middleware that make all that magic come
> true.

http://workspace.globus.org/vm/index.html

The general idea being that you can request the config your program requires 
and a Xen VM is built for you.

The Moab scheduler can also apparentl talk to xCat for on-demand deployment of 
nodes (real and virtual).

http://www.clusterresources.com/products/mwm/docs/casestudies/case25-moabcat.shtml

cheers,
Chris
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