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Integration of cloud, grid and local cluster resources with DIRAC

Tom Fifield, Ana Carmona, Adrian Casajus, Ricardo Graciani, Martin Sevior

Journal of Physics Conference Series | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2011


Grid computing was developed to provide users with uniform access to large-scale distributed resources. This has worked well, however there are significant resources available to the scientific community that do not follow this paradigm - those on cloud infrastructure providers, HPC supercomputers or local clusters. DIRAC (Distributed Infrastructure with Remote Agent Control) was originally designed to support direct submission to the Local Resource Management Systems (LRMS) of such clusters for LHCb, matured to support grid workflows and has recently been updated to support Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud. This raises a number of new possibilities - by opening avenues to new resources, virtu..

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