Archive for May, 2007

The Grid Index

May 29, 2007

The Grid Index ( is available to use. This is a search engine backed by Google, annotated to only deliver results relevant to grid computing. There are currently over 1000 (2000) annotations, and more on the way. If you don’t see something relevant being searched, please try...

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May 29, 2007

The Blue Pill/Subvirt approach (I addressed it earlier) has a new name apparently: hyperjacking [google query].

Xen 3.1 is available

May 18, 2007

Congratulations Xen developers! Folks, We’re pleased to announce the official release of Xen 3.1! This represents a major milestone in the Xen project containing performance and stability enhancements, additional features for all architectures, and a brand new management API. Highlights of this release include: * XenAPI 1.0 support...

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Utility computing without VMs “considered harmful”?

May 15, 2007

Previously, in S3 re-pricing commentary, I wrote about the good news that Amazon’s EC2 service was hitting capacity limits. Sun has built it, but will they come? talks about Sun’s lackluster sales with its utility computing effort. I’m wondering why there is this disparity. In my...

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GridShib CA v0.4.0 and GridShib SAML Tools v0.1.4

May 14, 2007

The GridShib project has simultaneously released new versions of the GridShib CA and the GridShib SAML tools. You can find the latest code and documentation links (including links to demos) here: And here are the changelogs: GridShib CA 0.4.0 GridShib SAML Tools 0.1.4