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Primeur weekly 2011-07-18

Desktop Grids

Version 4.2.4 of OurGrid middleware released ...

XtremWeb-HEP 7.5.0 released ...

The Cloud

Rutgers-led experts assemble globe-spanning supercomputer Cloud ...

IBM debuts Cloud-based analytics suite to help companies boost marketing results ...

HP accelerates customers' path to open, hybrid Cloud ...

IBM expands business in Japan with new Cloud data centres ...

VMware unveils VMware vSphere 5 and comprehensive Cloud infrastructure suite ...

Panaya reaches 2,000 ERP systems milestone ...

VMware introduces VMware vSphere Storage Appliance to further simplify IT for small and midsized businesses ...

ET Water celebrates smart irrigation month with the launch of the GNOME Smart Irrigation Calculator ...

From end-user to data centre: Cisco enhances Cloud computing performance, efficiency and security ...

EuroFlash

Lomonosov supercomputer sets world record for performance on Graph500 benchmark ...

European Commission to organize Information Day on Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering ...

Bright Cluster Manager selected by Freie Universitaet Berlin to manage new Dell-based HPC system ...

Eurotech to receive 4 million euro order from Selex Elsag for Aurora HPC for cyber security applications ...

Medicsight and Ziooft partner in U.S. to offer computer-aided detection with supercomputing functional analytics ...

Imec achieves breakthroughs in enabling future DRAM and RRAM ...

USFlash

IBM Power Systems running Linux outperform competition on standard benchmarks ...

Drexel University chose advanced HPC and Bright Cluster Manager to help unravel the mysteries of the Universe and the world of molecular dynamics ...

Moving data at the speed of science: Berkeley Lab lays foundation for 100 Gbps prototype network ...

Scientists model physics of a key dark-energy probe ...

SDSC visualizations win 'OASCR' Awards at SciDAC 2011 ...

SDSC's Trestles provides rapid turnaround and enhanced performance for diverse researchers ...

Sandia's 'cooler' technology offers fundamental breakthrough in heat transfer ...

Changsha National Supercomputing Center inaugurated ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack ...

University of Virginia's Olivier Pfister accomplishes breakthrough toward quantum computing ...

GNS Healthcare collaborates with NCI in new approach to lung cancer: supercomputer analysis to aid in matching targeted drugs to patients ...

Wolfram Research announces gridMathematica 8: Adding the power of CUDA over the Grid ...

UC Irvine study points to new approach to influenza's antiviral resistance ...

basysKom, Codero, Gluster and Nixu Open join The Linux Foundation ...

Stanford engineers build a nanoscale device for brain-inspired computing ...

NVIDIA names Stanford University a CUDA Center of Excellence ...

NIST prototype 'optics table on a chip' places microwave photon in 2 colours at once ...

XtremWeb-HEP 7.5.0 released

18 Jul 2011 Orsay - Version XWHEP 7.5.0 of XtremWeb-HEP has been released. This version improves security and end user experience. It supports MS Windows XP and 7 and removes Attic protocol support due to some Attic problems.

The following corrections have been applied:

  • windows XP and 7 supported
  • server: access logs are now stored in HomeDir as found in config file and not in /tmp
  • server: a bug corrected in group management
  • server: DB access improved
  • remove leading and trailing spaces from job command line
  • the communication protocol has been improved so that the server always sends an answer, especially on error. The client now displays errors received from the server, if any. The client also sets its return code accordingly.
  • the worker-server communication protocol has been corrected so that the worker keeps a chance to upload results, even on server FS error. This feature exists for long (since INRIA XtremWeb 1.6) but was buggy.
  • client GUI improved
  • a security hole corrected on object removal
  • on Mac OS X, the server is now correctly installed and works well. Mac OS X specific stuffs, like StartupItems or LaucnhDaemons are not used, because it does not work. Instead, Linux like scripts are used: xtremweb.server [start | stop | restart | status]. There are two drawbacks: the server does not automatically starts at boot time and the server runs as root under Mac OS X.
  • Attic removed until further notification : Attic may crash the worker under certain circumstances

New features include the following:

  • client can connect using its certificate and associated private key. The client-server connection is challenged using this key pair. The client certificate must be certified by a CA cert path known by the server.
  • client accepts a new - xwout command line option to set the output file name (used with xwresults and xwdownload)
  • client can now retrieve applications by their name and users by their login

More information is available at http://www.xtremweb-hep.org/spip.php?article30

Source: EDGI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-07-18

Desktop Grids

Version 4.2.4 of OurGrid middleware released ...

XtremWeb-HEP 7.5.0 released ...

The Cloud

Rutgers-led experts assemble globe-spanning supercomputer Cloud ...

IBM debuts Cloud-based analytics suite to help companies boost marketing results ...

HP accelerates customers' path to open, hybrid Cloud ...

IBM expands business in Japan with new Cloud data centres ...

VMware unveils VMware vSphere 5 and comprehensive Cloud infrastructure suite ...

Panaya reaches 2,000 ERP systems milestone ...

VMware introduces VMware vSphere Storage Appliance to further simplify IT for small and midsized businesses ...

ET Water celebrates smart irrigation month with the launch of the GNOME Smart Irrigation Calculator ...

From end-user to data centre: Cisco enhances Cloud computing performance, efficiency and security ...

EuroFlash

Lomonosov supercomputer sets world record for performance on Graph500 benchmark ...

European Commission to organize Information Day on Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering ...

Bright Cluster Manager selected by Freie Universitaet Berlin to manage new Dell-based HPC system ...

Eurotech to receive 4 million euro order from Selex Elsag for Aurora HPC for cyber security applications ...

Medicsight and Ziooft partner in U.S. to offer computer-aided detection with supercomputing functional analytics ...

Imec achieves breakthroughs in enabling future DRAM and RRAM ...

USFlash

IBM Power Systems running Linux outperform competition on standard benchmarks ...

Drexel University chose advanced HPC and Bright Cluster Manager to help unravel the mysteries of the Universe and the world of molecular dynamics ...

Moving data at the speed of science: Berkeley Lab lays foundation for 100 Gbps prototype network ...

Scientists model physics of a key dark-energy probe ...

SDSC visualizations win 'OASCR' Awards at SciDAC 2011 ...

SDSC's Trestles provides rapid turnaround and enhanced performance for diverse researchers ...

Sandia's 'cooler' technology offers fundamental breakthrough in heat transfer ...

Changsha National Supercomputing Center inaugurated ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack ...

University of Virginia's Olivier Pfister accomplishes breakthrough toward quantum computing ...

GNS Healthcare collaborates with NCI in new approach to lung cancer: supercomputer analysis to aid in matching targeted drugs to patients ...

Wolfram Research announces gridMathematica 8: Adding the power of CUDA over the Grid ...

UC Irvine study points to new approach to influenza's antiviral resistance ...

basysKom, Codero, Gluster and Nixu Open join The Linux Foundation ...

Stanford engineers build a nanoscale device for brain-inspired computing ...

NVIDIA names Stanford University a CUDA Center of Excellence ...

NIST prototype 'optics table on a chip' places microwave photon in 2 colours at once ...