Incubator/GT Auto Install
Globus Toolkit AutoInstall Utility (GT Auto Install) is an Incubator Project related to the automated installation and configuration of the core components of Globus Toolkit 4.X It can be extended further to enable the automated installation of any other globus module. For more information, see http://www.annauniv.edu/care.
GT Auto Install Overview
The novice grid users and different grid application developers face the problem of setting up a grid environment in their resources. The first step in setting up a grid environment is the installation of grid middleware such as the Globus Toolkit. The technical aspects of making an available resource as GT enabled resource require the installation of prerequisite software, the installation of Globus Toolkit and configuration of each component. To make the grid environment setup with ease and comfort, an utility has been proposed and developed for automated Globus Toolkit installation. This utility has been developed by Centre for Advanced Computing Research and Education (CARE), Anna University, Chennai, India. The Globus Toolkit Autoinstall utility automates the installation of the prerequisite software such as J2SE, Ant, Tomcat and Junit. Also the utility automates the complete Globus Toolkit installation followed by the configuration of Simple CA, RFT, MDS and GRAM. The grid environment setup becomes effortless and seamless by making use of the proposed utility.
Centre for Advanced computing Research and Education (CARE) has been established in the Department of Computer Technology, Madras Institute of Technology, Anna university, Chennai -600 044, Tamil Nadu, INDIA. This project is being sponsored by Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, New Delhi in the year 2007 under the guidance of Dr.S.Thamarai Selvi, Chief Investigator of CARE. CARE undertakes R & D efforts to address diverse issues in the field of Grid Computing such as Grid Virtualization, Knowledge grid, Grid Scheduling, Grid resource monitoring, and Trusted Grid Computing. We also investigate the research issues in implementing cloud computing across grid infrastructure. The centre aims to develop human resources in HPC by offering workshops, tutorials and hands on training in various technologies related to Grid and Cluster computing. For any general queries about the activities of the centre, please email to email@example.com
Incubator Product Metadata
The status of GT Auto Install is: Newly accepted Incubator Project as of December 2, 2008, as defined by the Incubator Process Guidelines found at http://dev.globus.org/wiki/Incubator/Incubator_Process .
The latest stable release is available for download in http://www.annauniv.edu/care
This release will work for Globus 4.0.3, 4.0.7, 4.0.8 and 4.2.0
Version 1.0.0 - GTAI-1.0.0 version install various globus versions GT4.0.x (starting from GT4.0.3) and GT4.2.x. This version configures the Globus toolkit components and PBS-LRMS. This version is compatible for various OS versions of Fedora core ( FC3,FC4, FC6, FC8 and FC9), CentOs (5), Scientific Linux (SL4 and SL5) and RHEL(4,5).
Version 1.0.1 - GTAI-1.0.1 complements the previous version with the choice of installation and configuration of two type of LRMS (PBS/SGE).
Incubator Project Metadata
Dean & Professor,
Madras Institute of Technology,
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ruben Santiago Montero
Associate Professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid
If you would like to become a committer, guidelines are [here].
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- Link to GT Auto Install FAQ here
(i) How could GT Auto Install different from Globus toolkit manual installation?
GTAI is purely developed based on shell script. User who were beginners can make use of this utility to install Globus toolkit.
(ii) Do user need to install any software packages?
User need to install only the GTAI-1.0.1.tar.gz software alone, which is available at site "http://www.annauniv.edu/care"
at downloads sections. All the other software packages like java,ant,etc are completely packed in.
(iii) Is GTAI supports all OS platforms?
Tested OS platforms are Fedora Core (FC3, FC4, FC6, FC8, FC9),CentOS (Version 5),Scientific Linux (SL4, SL5),RHEL (4,5)
(iv) Before GTAI installation what are the basic things to be setup in machine?
Make sure you have installed any of the OS platform as mentioned in step (iii). Also make sure that you have opted for complete installation from CD, as these will install the mandatory softwares needed for globus installation.
In addition to the Globus Alliance Project Guidelines, GT Auto Install adheres to the following policies:
Guidelines for committers
If you are interested to become a committer of this project, you shall contact the chair person Prof.S.Thamarai Selvi (email@example.com) expressing your interest and proposed scope you want to incorporate in this utility.
Guidelines for individual contributors
- Describe specific rules for your project here. These should not contradict dev.globus policies.
- Best practices for submitting contributions via bugzilla
GT Auto Install gratefully acknowledges the following contributions
- list begins here
- it should not include those who are also committers
- it should only inlude contributions outside of that scope.