LANTorrent in Action on FutureGrid

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We just reduced image propagation time on FutureGrid’s Sierra cloud at UCSD from hours to minutes! This magic comes courtesy of Nimbus LANTorrent. We blogged about LANTorrent before: it can distribute the same file among many nodes using peer-to-peer techniques. It is available in Nimbus since version 2.6 and allows users to efficiently deploy a… Read more »

Catch-22 for Infrastructure Clouds

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Cloud computing users think on-demand availability is the best thing since sliced bread: it enables elastic computing, outsourcing for applications requiring urgent or interactive response, and reduces wait times in batch queues. But if you are a cloud provider you might not think so… In order to ensure on-demand availability you  need to overprovision: keep… Read more »

Cumulus: Open Source Storage Cloud for Science

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Amazon’s S3 is a great storage cloud service.  It provides highly available access to highly reliable storage at a price.  It has emerged as the data storage cloud de-facto standard for good reasons.  Its REST API has allowed several 3rd party software vendors to make impressive clients, both GUI and command line. However, it is… Read more »

Get There Faster with Nimbus 2.6

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Today we made open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities for science just a little bit better… The new Nimbus 2.6 makes your images get to the nodes a lot faster and provides capabilities allowing administrators to easily and dynamically shift resources between their tried-and-true batch scheduled cluster and a cloud — depending on where they need them… Read more »