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Utility and Cloud Computing, IEEE Internatonal Conference on (2011)
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Dec. 5, 2011 to Dec. 8, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4592-9
pp: 114-121
In this paper we present the Coaster System. It is an automatically-deployed node provisioning (Pilot Job) system for grids, clouds, and ad-hoc desktop-computer networks supporting file staging, on-demand opportunistic multi-node allocation, remote logging, and remote monitoring. The Coaster System has been previously shown to work at scales of thousands of cores. It has been used since 2009 for applications in fields that include biochemistry, earth systems science, energy modeling, and neuroscience. The system has been used successfully on the Open Science Grid, the Tera Grid, supercomputers (IBM Blue Gene/P, Cray XT and XE systems, and Sun Constellation), a number of smaller clusters, and three cloud infrastructures (BioNimbus, Future Grid and Amazon EC2).

J. Wozniak, M. Hategan and K. Maheshwari, "Coasters: Uniform Resource Provisioning and Access for Clouds and Grids," 2011 IEEE 4th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011)(UCC), Victoria, NSW, 2011, pp. 114-121.
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