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Resources  in VO AstroGrid

Each AstroGrid-D resource is running Globus middleware, version 4.0.5 or later. 
On almost all resources a variant of Linux (SL, RHEL, SuSe or Debian) is installed.
Please look up the actual status of the machines here: Grid-Status::AstroGrid

Workstations:
For serial jobs,  experimenting,  and interfacing with D-Grid,
    two 32-bit  workstations and 
    four 64-bit workstations
are available. Most of the 32-bit and all of the 64-bit machines feature at least 2 processors or cores.
All workstations are configured with the Fork jobmanager of Globus,

machine arch
ncpu
(cores)
ram
(GB)
GHz 
buran.aei.mpg.de 32  2 8  2.4
gavo3.aip.de 32
 4
16
 1.5
astar.aip.de
64
 2
2
 3.0
cashmere.aip.de
64
 1
2
3.2
photon.aip.de 64
 2
2
3.0
mintaka.ari.uni-heidelberg.de 64
 2
1
2.6

 
Cluster:
Five 64-bit clusters are  available, with  up to 2022 processors,  each featuring a local resource manager (PBS, Condor, or SGE) as well as the Fork job manager..
Two of these clusters have additional specialized hardware for calculating gravitational interaction (GRAPE).
Not all PBS queues are available to grid users. Usually you are informed about usage at login.
machine arch nodes
 ncpu
(cores)
per node
ram
(GB)
GHz
LRM   Special
bladekemper21.informatik.tu-muenchen.d  x86_32  2  2  1.0 2.7  Condor  
titan.ari.uni-heidelberg.de
 x86_64
32
 2
2.0
3.2
 PBS GRAPE6a
damiana.aei.mpg.de
 x86_64
198
 4
2.0
3.0
 SGE
golowood.mao.kiev.ua
x86_64
8



 PBS GRAPE6a
udo-gt03.grid.tu-dortmund.de x86_64 2022

2.6 PBS



Storage Nodes
:
There are two D-Grid Storage nodes with ~200TB capacity as well as 30TB Storage located in LRZ.
The Storage nodes are available to the D-Grid VOs either by Globus middleware, or in one case, by dCache, and in the other, by OGSA-DAI.
machine
capacity
(TB)
Special

astrodata.astrogrid-d.org 100 dCache
alnitak.ari.uni-heidelberg.de 15 OGSA-DAI


There are currently three types of resources available in AstroGrid-D
a) Shared resources:
The partners allow access to grid-enabled machines of the institutes
b) Sponsored resources in AstroGrid-D
BMBF funded hardware, maintained by AstroGrid-D
c) Sponsored resources in D-Grid
BMBF funded hardware, maintained by other D-Grid institutions
While you can expect resources that belong to a) or b) to be available instantly, there might be obstacles to overcome to get access to resources below c).

The summary refers only to resources from a) or b).