[Beowulf] Virtual resource manager

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Fri Jan 4 18:22:53 EST 2008


Hi Andrew,

----- "andrew holway" <andrew at moonet.co.uk> wrote:

> Id like to find out if there are any projects out there to develop a
> resource manager that can control a virtual cluster. We would like to
> explore the idea of using xen to deploy operating systems on nodes,
> checkpoint jobs and deploy MS ccs. Primarily interested in open
> source initiatives.

How about Moab ?   Not open source, but it does seem
like it can do a fair bit of what you want..

http://www.clusterresources.com/products/mwm/docs/5.6resourceprovisioning.shtml

> Enabling provisioning consists of configuring an interface to a
> provisioning manager, specifying which nodes can take advantage
> of this service, and what the estimated cost and duration of
> each change will be.  This interface can be used to contact a
> system such as System Imager, XCat, Xen, RedCarpet or NIM or
> to contact a locally developed system via a script or web service.

cheers,
Chris
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