The Grid Appliance is a self-configuring virtual, physical, and cloud appliance that is used to create ad-hoc pools of computer resources both within a local-area and across wide-area networks. It is used primarily to execute high-throughput, long-running jobs and to create virtual clusters for education and training.
Use of FutureSystems
Development and testing of Grid appliances for FutureGrid training/education/outreach
Scale of Use
A few VMs for testing Grid-appliance configuration