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XtreemOS: Bringing the Grid to the Desktop and more

Speaker(s) : Peter Linnell
Language : English Level : Confirmed Nature : Conference
Date : Friday 9 July 2010 Schedule : 16h20 Duration : 20 minutes
Place: ENSEIRB - Amphi D

This presentation will demonstrate the distributed computing capabilities of both XtreemOS and its file system, XtreemFS. XtreemOS has built-in capabilities to enable secured shared computing resources amongst heterogeneous computing platforms ranging from smart phones to cluster nodes of up to 256 machines.

For the user, XtreemOS provides  tools to enable seamless access to grid computing resources within local networks and via the internet. Computing resources are shared via VO’s (Virtual Organizations), allowing users to cooperatively share storage, processing power and memory for running parallel and individual applications.

During this demo, we will first begin by discussing briefly the difference between "grid computing" and "Cloud computing", along with outlining where they share commonalities. During the demonstration, we will show grid jobs and interactive graphical applications launched locally, with the execution running elsewhere, using remote file storage with XtreemFS.

XtreemOS was developed by a consortium of 19 academic and industrial partners, partly funded by the European Commission’s FP6 funding for technology research and development.


Peter Linnell, is an IT engineer working as the technical manager for the XtreemOS project at INRIA (Institute National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatisme. Peter has extensive experience in several open source projects: Founder of Scribus, Founder of  Libre Graphics Meeting, as well as a developer and packager for Fontmatrix, Podofo, Inkscape and others.