CERN openlab Phase I -
Grid Computing: LCG on Itanium
In collaboration with the LCG
team we are porting the
software used for the LHC Computing Grid Project (LCG)
to ItaniumŪ 2 processsors. This includes middleware from
special patched version of Globus (VDT
distribution) and some additional software. The rpms are made
The current tag available is LCG-2_7_0.
software has been tested on Scientific Linux Cern
How to start
First decide which nodes you
want to run on IA64. If you are already an LCG site using IA32s you might want
to use the IA32 RB and UI. It is also possible to mix IA64 and IA32
nodes, e.g. an IA32 CE serving an IA64 cluster (WNs). However, the
machines within one cluster of WNs should be homogeneous. For
instructions on how to join LCG read the follwing document (html,
pdf). Note that this document has been written only for IA32.
For installation of IA64 nodes read the following section.
At the moment installation of the rpms must be
done manually (or you invent your own procedure doing this). The apt
mechanism is not supported. However configuration of the middleware
can be done by YAIM. Please contact Andreas Unterkircher at CERN for any questions
concerning LCG on IA64 installation.
Old releases: LCG-2_6_0
LCG-2_4_0 installation page
Project has developed automated installation procedures to install
LCG on IA64. If you want to use them you can find instructions
Please subscribe to the lcg-support-ia64 mailing
list and post any questions to this list. Access can be obtained
Listbox services (if you don't have a CERN account go to
"External Subscription to Lists").
LCG2 Information System Trouble Shooting Guide
BDII configuration ...
Generic Information Provider ...
LCG software development portal ...
GOC Wiki ...
GLobal Grid User Support ...
NSF Middleware Documentation ...