Managing a grid, Part 1: Network and infrastructure

Whether you are an established grid manager, just in the process of developing and designing your grid, or expecting to take over a grid environment soon, there are many different aspects you need to consider. In a new four-part series I look at the different roles and requirements, and both technological and managerial considerations that you will need to consider. For the first part in the series:

Managing a grid involves many elements, from the network and hardware you use to deploy your grid to the security, job management, and job metrics and statistics generated during the execution of your grid, which enable you to more effectively manage the work. In this four-part “Managing a grid” series of articles, we’ll look at some key elements of the grid management process, such as identifying hardware and network fundamentals and how that affects your grid process, and how to use metrics information as a scheduling, prediction, and expansion tool. Here, we cover the core elements of grid networking, along with the hardware infrastructure of your grid and how it affects other areas of grid management.

You can read the full tutorial: Managing a grid, Part 1: Network and Infrastructure.