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Archer: A Community Distributed Computing Infrastructure for Computer Architecture Research and Education

David Wolinsky  (University of Florida)
Renato Figueiredo  (University of Florida)
Posters Session
Tuesday,  05:15PM - 07:00PM
Room Rotunda Lobby
Archer is a project that proposes the creation of wide-area, ad-hoc grid computing for use by computer architecture researchers and educators. This poster will highlight the unique architecture of Archer and its current deployment status. Archer harnesses technologies like network and system virtualization and grid software. The foundation for Archer is built upon the Grid Appliance, IPOP and the Condor middleware. Archer's novelty is users armed with only a virtual machine can both contribute and use resources of the grid regardless of their location. The portability is made possible by the use of virtual machines to make self-contained packages and virtual networking to allow direct communication between computers even in wide area, NATed environments. More information about the system highlighted by this poster is available at www.archer-project.org. The authors will conduct live demonstrations of the Archer infrastructure during poster presentations and provide pre-configured CDs with the Archer system to attendees.
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