June 22–26, 2014
Leipzig, Germany

Session Details

Name: Stranger in a Strange Land: Running Linux Clusters in Microsoft Environments
Time: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
02:45 pm - 03:15 pm
Room:   Hall 2
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
Presenter:   Jan Wender, science+computing
Abstract:   Today, companies use Microsoft Infrastructure: Active Directory, CIFS-Filers and Windows workstations. Linux clusters, coming from a Unix heritage, have grown in a different environment: NIS (gasp), LDAP/Kerberos, NFS, parallel filesystems, command line tools. Windows users expect Active Directory, network-mapped drives and graphical  interfaces. This talk presents the challenges, suggests solutions on how to integrate Linux and Windows and shows practical use cases on how to interact with a Linux cluster in a Microsoft environment.