XSEDE Capability Delivery Plan for "CB-16: Build a cluster using a community guide or toolkit"

Use Case CB-16: Build a cluster using a community guide or toolkit

Area: Community Building
URLs: Review

Executive Summary: A campus IT administrator, researcher, or educator wants to build a cluster similar to those used in the community using a community-provided guide or toolkit.

First CDP: 2019-09-20
Current CDP: 2019-09-20
Current Implementation Status: 
Time & Effort Summary: 

This use case is fully supported by the current XSEDE system via the XCBC and XNIT toolkits from XSEDE's XCRI team.

Significant Revisions:
  • 2019-09-20 18:31 (current revision)
This capability is currently supported by the following 2 components:
Component User facing? Component’s role in the capability
XSEDE National Intigration Toolkit (XNIT) yes Suppose you already have a cluster that you are happy with and you want to add software tools that will allow users to use open sources software like that on XSEDE, or other particular pieces of software that you think are important, but you don't want to blow up your cluster to add that capability? XNIT is for you.
XSEDE-Compatible Basic Cluster (XCBC) yes The XSEDE-Compatible Basic Cluster (XCBC) software toolkit enables campus CI resource administrators to build a local cluster from scratch, which is then easily interoperable with XSEDE-supported CI resources.