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Leveraging HTC for UK eScience with very large Condor pools: demand for transforming untapped power into results

Wilson, P; Emmerich, W; Brodholt, J; (2004) Leveraging HTC for UK eScience with very large Condor pools: demand for transforming untapped power into results. In: Proceedings of the 2004 UK E-Science All Hands Meeting, Nottingham, UK. (308 - 315). UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council Green open access

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Abstract

We provide an insight into the demand from the UK eScience community for very large HighThroughput Computing resources and provide an example of such a resource in current productionuse: the 930-node eMinerals Condor pool at UCL. We demonstrate the significant benefits thisresource has provided to UK eScientists via quickly and easily realising results throughout a rangeof problem areas. We demonstrate the value added by the pool to UCL I.S infrastructure andprovide a case for the expansion of very large Condor resources within the UK eScience Gridinfrastructure. We provide examples of the technical and administrative difficulties faced whenscaling up to institutional Condor pools, and propose the introduction of a UK Condor/HTCworking group to co-ordinate the mid to long term UK eScience Condor development, deploymentand support requirements, starting with the inaugural UK Condor Week in October 2004.

Type:Book chapter
Title:Leveraging HTC for UK eScience with very large Condor pools: demand for transforming untapped power into results
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information:Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 5th Jul 2005
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences

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