- Create compute clouds
- Flexibly combine VM deployment with job deployment on a site configured to manage jobs using a batch scheduler
- Deploy one-click, auto-configuring virtual clusters
- Interface to Amazon EC2 resources
My experience with virtual clusters on EC2 has not been positive, so I am very interested to see if the Globus approach can deliver. The idea to have the ability to allocate a cluster in the background when I want to run a MPI application is just too appealing to give up on.