A lot of developments with the workspace service and science clouds recently!
The cluster technology lets you bootstrap generic images into new network and security contexts on the fly. We built a sample cluster on top of the technology that lets you create the cluster and be immediately ready to submit jobs to a Torque cluster fronted by GRAM and GridFTP that use a newly created self-signed certificate:
cloud-client.sh –run –hours 12 –cluster base-cluster.xml
- Wait a few minutes, once launched note the head-node hostname
scp -r root@HOSTNAME:certs/* lib/certs/
(SSH was bootstrapped end to end already)
- Make sure your grid tools trust this certificate and then submit work
This can be done with nearly anything that can run on a non-virtual cluster. Check out these links for more information: