- Simple scenarios
- Complex scenarios
- Bridging scenarios
The goal of bridging gLite to Desktop Grid systems is to transparently transfer parametric jobs from the gLite VO to one or more supporting BOINC systems and to distribute the large number of job instances of the parametric job among the large number of BOINC client resources.
This scenario is an extended version of the gLite to DG bridging. The difference is an additional EDGI application repository attached to the bridging infrastructure. By using the repository, the list of applications that can be submitted to the target Desktop Grid can be controlled. The repository enables the repository admin to fine tune the applications traveling through the gateway/bridge.
In order to extend gLite VOs with BOINC systems we designed a bridging solution. The following two key components in the infrastructure represent the two pillars of the bridge:
Two optional components that are strongly recommended to be deployed:
In order to realise this scenario, perform the following steps:
As a result, gLite jobs for which the application is registered in the AR will be automatically transferred to the BOINC project as workunits. For applications not registered either in BOINC or in EDGI AR will be sent as GBAC application for BOINC and will be executed on the BOINC resources inside a virtual machine operated by VirtualBox.