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Previous openlab Phases

CERN openlab has been organised into successive three-year phases. In openlab-I (20032005) the focus was on the development of an advanced prototype called opencluster, and openlab-II (20062008) addressed a range of domains from platforms, databases and interoperability to security and networking. We are now in the third phase openlab-III (20092011) which is not only capitalizing on and extending the successful work carried out in openlab-II, but is also tackling new crucial areas.

 

openlab - I

During its first 3 years (2003-2005), referred to as openlab First Phase, the openlab focused on a High-Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) project: the opencluster. The partners were Enterasys, IBM, Intel, HP, Oracle, complemented with Voltaire as contributor.

The objective was the construction of a grid enabled compute and storage farm called the opencluster, based on HP's dual processors machines, Intel's Itanium Processor Family (IPF) processors, Enterasys's 10-Gbps switches and a high-capacity storage system based on IBM's Storage Tank system. Read more...

 

openlab - II

The framework of the second phase of openlab was similar to the one of the first phase, with the aim of hosting a few major projects with a particular focus on Grid-related technologies and services. The technical activities were organized in four classes:

Grid Interoperability Centre
Platform Competence Centre
Database Competence Centre
Networking and Security