Edge Cluster

A SLATE installation at a particular site in a single administrative domain, owned by a SLATE edge providers and managed by a SLATE edge administrator.

Examples:

  • A set of servers hosting data transfer services (e.g. Globus Connect, perfSONAR) in a university‚Äôs Science DMZ.
  • A server hosting a data cache (e.g. XCache) on behalf of a multi-institution science organization such as ATLAS.
  • A server within the local area network of a supercomputer center hosting a web proxy server to cache a shared software collection such as CVMFS, OASIS.
  • An edge cluster at the University of Michigan that exposes access to the physics department storage and compute elements