[AG-TECH] Creating an AG Room Node using a Mac Backbone?
m.bogle at unsw.edu.au
Tue Feb 14 23:18:43 CST 2006
I have been asked to research the logistics of implementing an Access Grid Room Node at our university, and I am hoping that some of you might be able to help me resolve a question.
Specifically, I have been told by our IT Manager that Mac's would be the preferred operating system for the backbone of our uni's room node. However I have been so far unable to locate much of any information on either the Access Grid homepage (http://www.accessgrid.org/), or community pages such as AGCentral, that would help shed some light on this topic.
For example, a quick browse of the Global Nodes in our country (Australia) seems to indicate that most Room Nodes are founded on either a Windows or Linux backbone.
Is this the case? And if so, why?
I would also be particularly interested in hearing from other institutions and/or organisations who have either run into difficulties establishing room nodes using Mac backbones, or who have succeeded and are using them currently.
Any and all help would be appreciated.
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