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About Nox

Note: Nox 1.0.0 was released on 30th November 2009.

Over the last three years, the KnowARC project has further developed the Advanced Resource Connector Grid middleware produced by the NorduGrid Collaboration. This release collects and integrates several service and client tools available for some time as a technology preview prototypes, into a consistent software release. Final KnowARC release comes under the NOX code name.

Nox includes number of innovative components, such as Chelonia, a self-healing, distributed storage system, the ISIS peer to peer information system, advanced clients and A-REX – new implementation of the ARC’s highly efficient job execution system.

ARC has been long known for very good portability and support for wide range of Linux versions. Design of new ARC and careful choice of underlying dependencies manifests itself in even better portability of the code. The NOX is now availabile on wide variety of non Linux platforms including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Solaris.

Nox release brings ARC’s new Web Service based components to a broader audience. Thus providing an opportunity to the user community to evaluate various new ARC components before introducing them into production releases of ARC.

Get It!

Instructions for installation, configuration and usage of NOX

Complete NOX


Release tests


NOX is the codename for the final release of the new WS-based ARC components by KnowARC. Contrary to the popular belief, it is not called after the Hungarian Eurovision 2005 entry, but indicates the release date: November 2009 (the year of the OX in Chinese Lunar calendar).