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Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP2012), New York : États-Unis (2012)
FlyingGrid : from volunteer computing to volunteer cloud
O. Lodygensky1, 2, E. Urbah1, S. Dadoun1, G. Fedak, S. Delamare, D. Kondo, L. Duflot1, X. Garrido1

Desktop grid (DG) is a well known technology aggregating volunteer computing resources donated by individuals to dynamically construct a virtual cluster. A lot of efforts are done these last years to extend and interconnect desktop grids to other distributed computing resources, especially focusing on so called "service grids" middleware such as "gLite", "ARC" and "Unicore". In the former "EDGeS" european project (http://edges-grid.eu/), work has been done on standardizing and securing desktop grids to propose, since 2010, a new platform exposing an uniformed view of resources aggregated from DG run by Boinc (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/) or XtremWeb-HEP (http://www.xtremweb-hep.org/), and resources aggregated from EGEE (http://www.eu-egee.org/). Today, the current "EDGI" european project (http://edgi-project.eu/) extends the EDGeS platform by integrating "ARC" and "Unicore" middleware. This project also includes cloud related research topics. In this paper we present our first results on integrating cloud technology into desktop grid. This work has two goals. First goal is to permit to desktop grid users to deploy and use their own virtual machines over a set of volunteer resources aggregated over DG. Second goal is to continue to propose a standardized view to the user who would wish to submit jobs as well as virtual machines.
1 :  LAL - Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire
2 :  LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
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