Thursday, May 22, 2008

Notes from University of Utah (Thanks Ron Price)

RAVI (used to be named gravey) is the best tool I know of to create grid services:
http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/~neillm/ravi/

The GT4 book is the best reference I know on grid service development:
http://www.amazon.com/Globus%C2%AE-Toolkit-Programming-Services-Computing/dp/0123694043/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1211488358&sr=8-4

Here's some tools and comments on GSI management tools:
I think many projects use just myproxy and some user PURSe, but there are a couple of others some of which escape my mind at the moment and some of which are listed here: http://dev.globus.org/wiki/Incubator

A note on CAs: Previously I wrote something called DigitalSherpa (a custom extenstion of WS-GRAM) and during this project we realized that it was very beneficial to offload certificate management on to a more formal CA. This lessened the the amount of certificate management we had to do and allowed us to interact with more grid resources because are certs now came from http://www.doegrids.org/ . A huge problem with setting up your own CA is that no one else will trust it and this may or may not be a problem.
Also here is an interesting link: http://www.gridpma.org/

Here's the GT4 best practices for grid service development:
http://www.globus.org/toolkit/docs/4.0/best_practices.html

1 comment:

Jason Hoekstra said...

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