Usage of Grid

Grid is best suited for your problem when it is relatively easy to split it up in multiple, independent parts. Of course, we at SURFsara are willing to help you bring your application to the Grid. Please contact grid support for any questions or advice.

When you have software running MPI, or on multiple, intercommunicating threads you may find it difficult to port this to a Grid. MPI jobs can be run on our Grid, but will run on a single cluster.  All our clusters run Scientific Linux 4 and every script or program which runs on this can in be principle be submitted to the Grid. At present all grid nodes run 64 bits Operating System en Grid middleware (gLite). The amount of memory a single job can address is about 3GB RAM. 

For more detailed user information please see these pages.