Private virtual cluster: Infrastructure and protocol for instant grids

Ala Rezmerita, Tangui Morlier, Vincent Neri, Franck Cappello

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Given current complexity of Grid technologies, the lack of security of P2P systems and the rigidity of VPN technologies make sharing resources belonging to different institutions still technically difficult. We propose a new approach called "Instant Grid" (IG), which combines various Grid, P2P and VPN approaches, allowing simple deployment of applications over different administration domains. Three main requirements should be fulfilled to make Instant Grids realistic: 1) simple networking configuration (Firewall and NAT), 2) no degradation of resource security and 3) no need to re-implement existing distributed applications. In this paper, we present Private Virtual Cluster, a low-level middleware that meets these three requirements. To demonstrate its properties, we have connected with PVC a set of firewall-protected PCs and conducted experiments to evaluate the networking performance and the capability to execute unmodified MPI applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuro-Par 2006 Parallel Processing - 12th International Euro-Par Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540377832, 9783540377832
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Euro-Par Conference 2006 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Aug 28 2006Sep 1 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4128 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Euro-Par Conference 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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