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1 C3.ca in Atlantic Canada Virendra Bhavsar Director, Advanced Computational Research Laboratory (ACRL) Faculty of Computer Science University of New Brunswick Fredericton, NB

2 Outline »Personal view of C3.ca »Resource providers in Atlantic Canada »ACRL Hardware & software Users Expertise »Other Atlantic RPs: MUN, St. Mary’s, Dalhousie »Using C3.ca resources: an example

3 C3.ca: a personal view »What is C3.ca about? Sharing resources Sharing expertise »How to promote use of High Performance Computing (HPC)? Make access easier Better interfaces GRID Training of HPC application developers

4 Resource Providers in Atlantic Canada

5 ACRL Workshops »High Performance Parallel Computing - Getting Started on ACRL's IBM SP, a half-day workshop, was given by Dr. Eric Aubanel by Dr. Virendra Bhavsar in December, January and July »Feb. 2001: Dr. Eric Myra (IBM USA) gave a three-day parallel programming workshop »Workshops at MACI and HPCS2001

6 »First Atlantic Canada High Performance Computing Consortium (AC3) Meeting held Feb »MUN, UNB, UPEI, StFX agreed to create AC3 to coordinate effective use of Atlantic Canada’s HPC systems Dalhousie & others have joined »www.cs.unb.ca/acrl/ac3/ac3.html

7 »Atlantic Grid proposal to AIF »www.cs.unb.ca/acrl/ac3/ac3.html

8 The AC3 GRID An investment in the future of Atlantic Canadian R&D Infrastructure Dr. Virendra C. Bhavsar UNB, Fredericton

9 What is a GRID System »Cooperative network of shared resources Scaleable wide area network that supports resource sharing and distribution Composed of geographically distributed, autonomous resource providers »Includes computers, network links, human resources and databases Exploits the heterogeneous characteristics of the participating resource providers Generalized data handling, computing and client support system »Supports the development of advanced R&D applications in Science, Engineering and Technology Development, Finance and the Arts.

10 GRID Applications »Large scale and resource intensive frontier applications R&D applications that go beyond current technological capabilities Technology development applications in multi-media, finance, production arts, hard sciences and engineering. Advanced telecommunications protocol and services development »Require specialized facilities and networks Need for high bandwidth, high priority access to bandwidth Need for access to HPC sites Need for access to more than one of a set of heterogeneous, geographically distributed resources Have large computational or data requirements Need high performance visualization facilities at remote locations.

11 Some Application Areas »Geo-Data processing in Meteorology, Remote Sensing, Oceanography, Space Science. »Computational Chemistry, Biology, Medical Science and Services »Simulation Modeling for Transportation,Telecommunications and Policy Analysis »Financial modeling »Multi-media applications such as embedded video, digital video servers and video conferencing.

12 AC3 Grid »Peer network of providers and users Resource providers are autonomous installations located at Atlantic Canadian universities »Distributed access to all facilities and support resources of the GRID Any client with an Internet connection can access Uniform WEB based user interface Common support software available to all clients »Secure access to resources and data Single point of entry to GRID services »GRID wide monitoring of resource consumption and distribution GRID wide scheduling and management of shared resources

13 AC3 Grid »Shared access to heterogeneous facilities Standard user interface to GRID resources »Shared training and support resources Standard training tools and resource information databases »Common development and support tools GRID application development and debugging environments »Resource brokering amongst facilities Easy discovery of available GRID resources »Integration with other GRID systems either Regional or International

14 AC3 GRID Road Map »Strategic Plan »Resource and Technology Inventory »Interim GRID deployment using GLOBUS and Legion »Core Software Base »Administrative Arrangements »Prototype Demonstration »Initial Deployment »Resource Discovery Mechanisms »Advanced Feature Deployment

15 Concluding Message »Canadian HPC resources and expertise are growing and are readily available »Visit for detailswww.c3.ca

16 HPCS 2002 »www.umoncton.ca/hpcs 2002www.umoncton.ca/hpcs 2002 »Deadline for submissions: Dec. 14 »All aspects of HPC: Parallel Architectures and Networking Software Systems Parallel Algorithms Applications


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