The Grid appliance allows nanoHUB users to run a development "virtual workspace" in their own desktop. The workspace has a Linux-based virtual machine with Rappture, WebDAV and Condor pre-installed and pre-configured, encapsulating conveniently all the software needed to run these applications, right out of the box. With the Grid appliance, nanoHUB users can:
- contribute idle computing cycles from their desktop to the nanoHUB
- tap into the computing cycles of nanoHUB Grid resources by using Condor
- easily develop Rappture-based tools
To run the appliance, you need 1) an Intel-based Linux or Windows computer, 2) download and install free virtual machine software (VMware’s VMPlayer or Server), and 3) download and unzip the appliance (280MB) from http://www.grid-appliance.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=66
Please refer to the attached Breeze presentation with introductory information on the appliance and a tutorial video for more information and instructions.
David Wolinsky, Arijit Ganguly, Renato Figueiredo, P. Oscar Boykin
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