The UC Grid
A Grid is a collection of independently owned and administered resources
which have been joined together by a software and hardware infrastructure
that interacts with the resources and the users of the resources to
provide coordinated dynamic resource sharing.
A growing number of University of California Campuses have created campus-wide
Grids of computational clusters.
The UC Grid is a Grid made up of all those computational clusters that
belong to Campus Grids throughout the UC system
The UC Grid Portal
The UC Grid Portal
provides a single web interface to all the
computational clusters in the UC Grid.
Additionally, the UC Grid Portal can directly access some clusters
outside of the UC Grid, including some clusters on the TeraGrid.
Who can use the UC Grid Portal
Anyone who has access to a Campus Grid on any of the University of
California campuses automatically has access to the UC Grid Portal.
It is recommended that you use the UC Grid Portal instead of your own
campus' Grid Portal if you habitually access clusters at more than
Any UC student, faculty member, or staff
who signs up to use a Campus Grid Portal in order to gain access to
pooled cluster resources at that campus can use the UC Grid Portal
to access pooled resources that have beem made available to the
UC Grid Portal by clusters at various UC campuses.
You Benefit by using the UC Grid Portal
Your single Grid Username provides access to those clusters on which
you have a login id, even though they may be on different campuses
and you have different login ids on each of them.
The Grid Portal web interface provides a uniform working environment
on all the clusters.
Pool-only users gain access to cluster resources without having to
apply for an individual login id on a specfic cluster.
UGP (the UCLA Grid Portal Software) provides the Web interface used by
the UC Grid Portal and all the UC Campus Grid Portals.
Cluster4Mobile enables the HPC cluster to be accessed by the mobile devices such as iPhone,iPad and Android devices.
University of California Grid Porject
Open Grid Forum Talk 1 - 2007
Open Grid Forum Talk 2 - 2007
Globus World 2006
Implementation of the UCLA Grid using the Globus Toolkit 2005
UGP Incubator Slide