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Journal of Grid Computing

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 313–322 | Cite as

Quattor: Tools and Techniques for the Configuration, Installation and Management of Large-Scale Grid Computing Fabrics

  • R. García Leiva
  • M. Barroso López
  • G. Cancio Meliá
  • B. Chardi Marco
  • L. Cons
  • P. Poznański
  • A. Washbrook
  • E. Ferro
  • A. Holt
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Abstract

This paper describes the quattor tool suite, a new system for the installation, configuration, and management of operating systems and application software for computing fabrics. At present Unix derivatives such as Linux and Solaris are supported. Quattor is a powerful, portable and modular open source solution that has been shown to scale to thousands of computing nodes and offers a significant reduction in management costs for large computing fabrics. The quattor tool suite includes innovations compared to existing solutions which make it very useful for computing fabrics integrated into grid environments. Evaluations of the tool suite in current large scale computing environments are presented.

Keywords

quattor fabric management installation and configuration clusters Unix system management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. García Leiva
    • 1
  • M. Barroso López
    • 2
  • G. Cancio Meliá
    • 2
  • B. Chardi Marco
    • 2
  • L. Cons
    • 2
  • P. Poznański
    • 2
  • A. Washbrook
    • 3
  • E. Ferro
    • 4
  • A. Holt
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.CERNGeneva-23Switzerland
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsThe University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  4. 4.INFN-LNLLegnaro (Padova)Italy
  5. 5.Old CollegeUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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