Extreme deduplication using SIDUS

Speaker(s) : Emmanuel Quemener

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Expert
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 8 July 2015
  • Schedule : 15h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : 206

Video : https://rmll.ubicast.tv/permalink/v1253b419f03evhhgojm

Offering the user a complete environment in a few seconds of time via COMOD (Compute On My Own Device), simplifying maintenance of hundreds of computing nodes, shared or standalone workstations, limiting the OS storage footprint on the machines, analysing compromised devices without any dismantling, testing new equipments without having to install the OS are the objectives of SIDUS (for Single Instance Distributing Universal System).
Initiated in the Blaise Pascal Center since February 2010 and still active on some hundred machines, SIDUS is now supporting almost 480 nodes in the ENS-Lyon computing center (PSMN) and about twenty in two biology laboratories.
SIDUS is neither LTSP, nor FAI or Kickstart, nor a networked LiveCD: this solution is based on the sharing of a single OS instance over NFS, for many machines. SIDUS’ main properties are unicity of the OS image on the server, and the use of local resources on the client.
Highly scalable, SIDUS is a fast to deploy solution, is lightweight while only requiring standard components, for those who wish to see GNU/Linux invade all workstations!

Emmanuel Quemener
Researcher and teacher, Emmanuel Quémener chose since 1999 to work on providing services to core engineering tasks. Involved since 1996 in using FLOSS at university, he generalized its deployment since 2001 throughout the ENS-Cachan IT infrastructure, from networks to critical services. Back to scientific calculus in mid 2005, he worked first for the observatoire de Lyon (JWST spatial project), then in the ENS-Lyon computer laboratory (LEGO ANR project). Joining the head of the IT service at ENS-Lyon in 2007, he chose to go back to research at the end of 2009. Now engineer in the Blaise Pascal Center, his main projects focus on software integration, storage, scientific calculus on GPU, and using Python as a scientific language. His operational activity also made him create and administrate technical platforms dedicated to researchers and teachers around Lyon, (developing specific software environment, forges, project engineering, feasibility studies, prototyping…).

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