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From Josh Thompson <jftho...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache VCL 2.3.1 released
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:03:04 GMT
The Apache VCL project released version 2.3.1 on Dec 12, 2012.  I neglected to 
announce it here when I announced it on our community lists.  2.3.1 is a 
bugfix release.  Information on downloading and installing it can be found on 
our download page:

http://vcl.apache.org/downloads/download.cgi

The Apache VCL is a self-service system used to dynamically provision and 
broker remote access to a dedicated compute environment for an end-user. The 
provisioned computers are typically housed in a data center and may be 
physical blade servers, traditional rack mounted servers, or virtual machines. 
VCL can also broker access to standalone machines such as a lab computers on a 
university campus.

One of the primary goals of VCL is to deliver a dedicated compute environment 
to a user for a limited time through a web interface. This compute environment 
can range from something as simple as a virtual machine running productivity 
software to a machine room blade running high end software (i.e. a CAD, 
GIS,statistical package or an Enterprise level application) to a cluster of 
interconnected physical (bare metal) compute nodes.

Using the scheduling API it can be used to automate the provisioning of 
servers in a server farm or HPC cluster.

Josh Thompson
Apache VCL release manager
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