This category is for discussing technical issues related to operating grid computing and data infrastructures in the African Region. You are encouraged to post any questions - both technical and operational - here, related to the activities of AfricaGrid, or similar projects in the region.
The Africa-Arabia Regional Operations Centre runs two similar middleware stacks -
The Unified Middleware Distribution (UMD) stack
The European Middleware Initiative (EMI) stack
If you have particular questions or issues related to middleware, you may be referred to the product pages if individual products, or the EGI Technical Wiki
Grid sites are made up of many components, such as Operating Systems, Filesystems, Schedulers, etc. We welcome informed discussion on best configuration and practice here. One of the main goals is to provide idempotent representations of the best configurations and policies, in our DevOps repo. Contributions are very welcome
Not welcome here.
This forum is for making things better in the long run. This means that we encourage contributions and topics which will have future value - such as solving in a general sense a particular problem, sharing experiences and discussing common issues. However, we discourage discussion of day-to-day operational issues such as
- status of tickets
- performance of sites
- personal or sensitive information related to sites.
If you need to report operational issues, please use GGUS.