TENT Overview

Integration with Globus / Grid



The goal of this integration was to add the Grid-functionalities of the Globus Toolkit to the existing TENT solutions for resource selection, application starting and data transfer, and in some cases to replace them entirely. A major advantage of this integration is that it allows TENT to use the security mechanisms in Globus. Globus integration turns TENT into a grid computing environment, i.e. an application that gives users access to the resources of computational grids for their daily work.

Globus Toolkit features were added to TENT in these areas:

  • Resource selection
    Computers can be selected using the Globus Monitoring and Discovery Service (MDS).
  • Resource utilization
    Applications can be started with TENT, or using the Globus Resource Allocation Manager (GRAM) Service.
  • Data transfer
    Applications can be started with TENT, or using the Globus Resource Allocation Manager (GRAM) Service.
  • Security
    TENT profits especially from the Globus security features in the Grid Security Infrastructure (GSI).

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