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17 November 2009, 13:02

XtreemOS 2.0: Linux for the Grid

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The XtreemOS project developers have announced the release of version 2.0 of their Linux-based Grid operating system. The project, which goes by the motto "Making Grid Computing Easier", is aimed at creating an open source Grid OS with native support for virtual organisations (VO) and the ability to run on a wide range of platforms, from clusters to mobiles. The driving force behind XtreemOS is the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA). The latest release of XtreemOS is based on Mandriva Linux and includes several updates and new tools.

XtreemOS 2.0 features the addition of a new Xosautoconfig tool that assists Grid administrators and users to quickly deploy XtreemOS nodes on Grids, Virtual Machines and test beds. Additionally, the 2.0 release allows for the creation and management of dynamic virtual organisations, supports Application Execution Management (AEM) and includes a replicated and distributed object-based file system called XtreemFS.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes. XtreemOS 2.0 is available to download from one of the project's mirrors. XtreemOS is licensed under the GPLv2 and BSD licenses.


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