Release Announcement for ARC version 0.8.2

May 28, 2010

The 0.8.2 is a milestone ARC release that in addition to the numerous bugfixes comes with new components and features.

The Advanced Resource Connector as of version 0.8.2 is an open source software solution that enables production quality computational grids for high throughput computing, encompassing a wide range of size and purpose. The middleware integrates computing resources (typically, computing clusters managed by a batch system) and, to a lesser extent, storage services, making them available via an information system and a common secure grid layer. The middleware builds upon standard open source solutions such as OpenSSL, OpenLDAP and libxml2, as well as some Globus Toolkit 5 libraries. It relies on well-tested grid technologies in creating unique ARC-specific services and tools. ARC developers strive to achieve simplicity, non-invasiveness, high performance, stability and reliability. With release 0.8.2 comes enhanced scalability and improved performance of computing and information services. ARC middleware is officialy supported on all major Linux flavors, and is known to operate smoothly on other Linux systems, with a variety of batch job management systems. Starting from release 0.8.2 several of the new components are also available on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

Changes since ARC v0.8.1


New experimental components were introduced into the 0.8.2 release. The experimental components are not instaled unless explicitely requested.

With the 0.8.2 release a major SVN cleanup took place in the arc0 tree resulting in components being removed from both the SVN and the distribution::

Bug fixes:

Known issues

To get ARC 0.8.2:

The source and binary packages are available from:

The standalone client tarballs are available from:

Instructions for setting up your machine to use the NorduGrid repository are available in NorduGrid Wiki

More information:

Please consult release notes of ARC 0.8 for detailed product description.

The dedicated release Wiki page contains detailed information about the release content, build and installation.

Consult documentation section of the NorduGrid website

NorduGrid homepage