Posted by: kezhong | October 15, 2008

V0.1 Release — Add IPv6 Support to Condor

My project name is Add Ipv6 Support to Condor. As now well known, many applications are very tied to Ipv4 and that includes Condor today. Sooner or later we’re going to have to live with Ipv6. I should understand what IP addresses really mean to Condor and what the implications of an IPv6 conversion means and how it can be done. There are many resources about IPv6 interfaces, but not many good transition guides, and fewer that address what the change can really mean to an application.

This project’s resource is Nightlife Wiki Page(http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Nightlife).

Fedora Nightlife is a project for creating a Fedora community grid. People will be able to donate idle capacity from their own computers to an open, general-purpose Fedora-run grid for processing socially beneficial work and scientific research that requires access to large amounts of computing power.

The goal of the Condor® Project is to develop, implement, deploy, and evaluate mechanisms and policies that support High Throughput Computing (HTC) on large collections of distributive owned computing resources.

How to Participate

l Join the Fedora Nightlife Mailing List

l Join the Fedora Nightlife Development List

l Join our IRC Channel on irc.freenode.net: #fedora-nightlife

What is IPv6?

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is an Internet Layer protocol for packet-switched internetworks. IPv4 is currently the dominant Internet Protocol version, and was the first to receive widespread use. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has designated IPv6 as the successor to version 4 for general use on the Internet.

IPv6 has a much larger address space than IPv4, which provides flexibility in allocating addresses and routing traffic. The extended address length (128 bits) is intended to eliminate the need for network address translation to avoid address exhaustion, and also simplifies aspects of address assignment and renumbering, when changing Internet connectivity providers.

What is Condor?

Condor is a specialized workload management system for compute-intensive jobs. Like other full-featured batch systems, Condor provides a job queuing mechanism, scheduling policy, priority scheme, resource monitoring, and resource management. Users submit their serial or parallel jobs to Condor, Condor places them into a queue, chooses when and where to run the jobs based upon a policy, carefully monitors their progress, and ultimately informs the user upon completion.

Current Releases

Stable series: Condor Version 7.0.5 released Oct 7, 2008
Development series:
Condor Version 7.1.3 released Oct 7, 2008
Previous Stable series:
Condor Version 6.8.9 released Oct 7, 2008

Study Resources

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6


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