[unisog] E-research, grid computing, etc

John Rowan Littell littejo at earlham.edu
Thu Nov 25 17:06:16 GMT 2004


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Lo, Christian Wilson and the teakettle whistled in unison:

> Pretty broad question I guess, has anyone delved much into the E-research
> side of things, in particular grid computing, and all the fun challenges
> that lie ahead in terms of multiple IT resource allocation, external
> account allocation, segregation of users, segregation of processes,
> segregation of storage, segregation of networking, and so on? :)

You might look at some of the research being done in large scale
system configuration.  It sounds like a bit of a stretch, but quite
honestly, one of the problems they're looking at in large scale
autonomic configurations is how to do resource allocation across
political boundaries.

Some resources for this are:

http://homepages.informatics.ed.ac.uk/group/lssconf/ -- lssconf
mailing list and workshop
http://www.infrastructures.org/ -- related, but more focussed on
building systems

You'll find that the main focus of these groups is configuration
management, but if you bring up resource allocation with the right
people, you'll be able to start a good discussion.

   --rowan

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John "Rowan" Littell
Systems Administrator
Earlham College Computing Services
http://www.earlham.edu/~littejo/
2004-11-25 11:57
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