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Grid Resource Allocation & Management Protocol

Grid service of the Globus Toolkit to manage jobs on the cluster via a HTTP based protocol

GriCliGrisu command line clientcommand line client, which allows grid-based job submission from a command line or a shell script
Grisu The Grisu suite allows NeSI members to submit compute jobs in a standard form to the various NeSI Computational Grid resources ( Older BestGRID documentation Grisu . Github https://github.com/grisu )

GridFTP is a high-performance, secure, reliable data transfer protocol optimized for high-bandwidth wide-area networks.


GRIX The Grix client tool is used to request and manage your grid certificate/identity.


Grid Security Infrastructure



Grid User Management System

GUMS is a "grid identity mapping service". It replaces the Globus grid-mapfile and it will map users (X509 certificate distinguished names, plus perhaps a VOMS role) to a user. It can obtains lists of users from an LDAP server, a VOMS server, or from manual configuration. ... a callout from Globus must be used. In the VDT, we provide PRIMA for this purpose.

IDPIdentity ProviderEach institute has their own identity provider, which is used by Tuakiri to authenticate a users identity
iRODSIntegrated Rule Oriented Data SystemNational research file sharing service:  https://www.irods.org/
KrbKerberosAuthentication service. http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/


Kerberos and X509 integration

X509 certificate issued based on a Kerberos ticket.

LDAPlightweight directory Protocol

A database holding information about user and groups for authentication and authorization. http://www.openldap.org/

Loadleveler IBM cluster scheduler (End of Life on x86). LoadLeveler - job submission
LSFOr Platform LSFIBM's new cluster scheduler http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/nz/technicalcomputing/platformcomputing/products/lsf/


Message Passing Interface

a specification for parallel computation libraries. Implementations include LAM/MPI, MPICH-2 and IBM POE


Use short-term certificates based on a long-lived certificate (stored in MyProxy), with automatic renewal for services permitted.


OFEDOpenfabrics Enterprise DistributionInfiniband Fabric drivers and tool set.  https://www.openfabrics.org/resources/ofed-for-linux-ofed-for-windows/ofed-overview.html


Portable Batch System

a job management system. Current open source version is available as http://www.clusterresources.com/pages/products/torque-resource-manager.php Torque

Puppet Configuration Management system http://docs.puppetlabs.com/


Parallel Virtual Machine

a parallel computation library


Reliable File Transfer

Grid file transfer service


Replica Location Service

maintains mapping from logical file names ("Alain's dataset") to physical file names (gsiftp://grid.example.com/alain_dataset).

SLCSShort Lived Certificate Serviceallows users to get a grid certificate using their institutional credentials.
SLURM SLURM is an open-source resource manager designed for Linux clusters. https://computing.llnl.gov/linux/slurm/ and http://slurm.schedmd.com/


Storage Resource Broker

single file hierarchy for data distributed across multiple storage systems.

Tuakiri New Zealand federated authentication service. http://tuakiri.ac.nz/confluence/display/Tuakiri/Home
UberFTP is a convenient, interactive interface to GridFTP (cf. globus-url-copy).


Virtual Data System

provides a language (VDL, Virtual Data Language) to specify how to construct grid workflows to derive data.


Virtual Organization Membership Registration Service    

registration workflow on top of VOMS, part of VOX


Virtual Organization Membership Service

User management service included in VDT http://www.globus.org/grid_software/security/voms.php


Virtual Organization Management Service eXtension

A project to extend VOMS,




WS-Resource Framework



Virtual Data Toolkit

A collection of grid software, including the Globus Toolkit and other services. http://vdt.cs.wisc.edu/

xcatExtreme Cloud Administration ToolIBM (open source) imaging system for clusters. http://xcat.sourceforge.net/




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