A Virtualization Experience: IBM Worldwide Grid Implementation

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 14 June 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738497150
ISBN-13: 9780738497150
IBM Form #: SG24-7229-00
(126 pages)

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Authors: Moon Kim, Soobaek Jang, Colm Malone, Joshua Woods, Nianjun Zhou, Alex Zlatsin


This IBM Redbooks publication discusses the IBM Global Account Worldwide Grid (IGA WW Grid), an infrastructure for Grid computing deployed on the IBM intranet. The IGA WW Grid is a global network of heterogeneous resources for enabling internal business applications for Grid computing. Using virtualization, the IGA WW Grid is composed of IBM zSeries and pSeries servers distributed across the globe.

In this book, we discuss:
- Benefits provided by the IGA WW Grid
- Components of the IGA WW Grid
- Scheduling workloads on the Grid
- Enabling applications to run on the Grid

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Grid management center
Chapter 3. Virtual file system
Chapter 4. Grid resource controller
Chapter 5. Grid services
Chapter 6. Installing to a virtual file system
Chapter 7. Application deployment on the Grid
Appendix A. Scripts to propagate private keys
Appendix B. Grid daemon scripts
Appendix C. DB2 schema of registration site

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