Summer 2007

Research Paper (PDF)
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

URE OMS 2007 Grid Team
[Team Page]

Mentors: Mr. Je'aime Powell (ECSU), Mrs. Keisha Wilkins (ECSU), Mr. Marlon Pierce (University of Indiana)
Team Members: Amanda Bland, Andrea Grumbles, Camden Hearn, Illiana Thomas, Tyrone Whitehurst


The focus of the ECSU TeraGRID team for the Summer of 2007 was to setup a documentation platform for a Condor-based GRID to be established at Elizabeth City State University. This documentation platform was a Linux based web sever that utilized Web 2.0 standards to create a virtual documentation web portal. Grid computing itself is the creation of a "virtual supercomputer" by using a network of geographically dispersed computers. In order to create such a network infrastructure, documentation is critical to communicate with the users, and the maintainers of the systems.

The web server created utilized an Ubuntu Linux kernel with an Apache web server, a MySQL Database, a PHP scripting package, and a Media Wiki web interface. This particular setup is called a LAMP server. LAMP is the acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP which are all open source applications. The combination of these LAMP applications allows for Media Wiki to function.

Currently installed, the documentation server is now able to utilize, and first display the information on how to re-create a document server. The documentation server is now being used to document how to setup a Condor-based GRID system.