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1 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Partnerships and Pathways to the Internet to the Hogan and Diné Grid Diane A. Baxter, Ph.D. Education Director San Diego Supercomputer Center University of California, San Diego

2 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER What do we mean by Cyberinfrastructure (CI)? SACNAS 2007 Cyberinfrastructure: Changing the Face of Science and Engineering

3 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Today’s “Computer”... is a coordinated set of hardware, software, and services, all integrated and working together This collection of computers, data, sensors, handheld devices, services, and other technologies team together to form cyberinfrastructure (abbreviated “CI”) network data computer storage field instrument network computer data network computer viz computer sensors field data wireless The “computer” as an integrated set of resources

4 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER How are Science and Engineering Changing? SACNAS 2007 Cyberinfrastructure: Changing the Face of Science and Engineering

5 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Today : Science is a Team Sport Astronomy Physics Life Sciences Modeling and Simulation Data Management and Mining GAMESS Geosciences

6 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Scientists share ideas, data and resources via grids SDSC PRAGMA: Pacific Rim Grid Middleware Consortium TeraGrid: National Research Resource Grid GEON: Geosciences Grid BIRN: Biomedical Informatics Grid Open Science Grid: Physics-driven Grid infrastructure NEES: Earthquake Engineering Grid

7 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Team Science Cyberinfrastructure Integrates Data across Disciplines DisciplinaryDatabases Users Portals, Domain Specific APIs provide access to data Middleware federates data across disciplinary vocabularies Organisms Organs Cells Atoms Biopolymers Organelles Cell Biology Anatomy Physiology Proteomics Medicinal Chemistry Genomics Life Sciences

8 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER CI Shares Distributed Tools “Grid” Computing “takes the parallel computer out of the box” CPUs can be in different geographical locations Grids connect many different kinds of components, users, and data NVO analysis can involve connecting the telescope, data archive, and computer through grid computing Internet

9 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER The National TeraGrid Now 11 Partner Sites connected by 30 Gb/sec optical backbone, “Lambda Rail”

10 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER SDSC TACC UC/ANL NCSA ORNL PU IU PSC NCAR Caltech USC/ISI UNC/RENCI UW Resource Provider (RP) Software Integration Partner Grid Infrastructure Group (UChicago) LSU U Tenn.

11 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER The TeraGrid Is an open scientific discovery infrastructure Provides leadership class resources at 11 partner sites Is an integrated, persistent computational resource Is the world's largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure for open scientific research.

12 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER The TeraGrid Uses high-performance network connections Integrates high-performance computers, data resources and tools, and high-end experimental facilities around the country Provides >102 teraflops of computing capability Consists of more than 15 petabytes (quadrillions of bytes) of online and archival data storage Provides researchers access to over 100 discipline-specific databases.

13 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER TeraGrid Resources ANL/UCCaltechIUNCSAORNLPSCPurdueSDSCTACC Compute Resources Itanium2 (0.5 TF) IA-32 (0.5 TF) Itanium2 (0.8 TF) Itanium2 (0.2 TF) IA-32 (2.0 TF) Itanium2 (10 TF) SGI SMP (6.5 TF) IA-32 (0.3 TF) XT3 (10 TF) TCS (6 TF) Marvel (0.3 TF) Hetero (1.7 TF) Itanium2 (4.4 TF) Power4+ (1.1 TF) IA-32 (6.3 TF) Sun (Vis) Online Storage20 TB155 TB32 TB600 TB1 TB150 TB540 TB50 TB Mass Storage 1.2 PB3 PB2.4 PB6 PB2 PB Data CollectionsYes VisualizationYes InstrumentsYes Network (Gb/s,Hub) 30 CHI 30 LA 10 CHI 30 CHI 10 ATL 30 CHI 10 CHI 30 LA 10 CHI Chart courtesy of Nancy Wilkins-Diehr

14 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Science Gateways Community-led initiative for the TeraGrid Research communities build their own cyberinfrastructure. Gateways must allow heterogeneity of: Resources - diverse architectures at local, national, int’l. levels Users- from HPC expert to K-12 student… all should benefit from CI Software stacks, policies Working with Gateways, TeraGrid will start to provide generic CI services to research communities. Goal: Integration and interoperability

15 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER TeraGrid in Education? Scott Lathrop, Director of TeraGrid EOT and External Relations SC07 Education Program Chair Past program manager for the EOT- PACI activities at NCSA Past Co-chair for SC02 and SC03 Education Programs

16 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER August 2007 “ HPC University” Advance researchers’ HPC skills Catalog of live and self-paced training Schedule series of training courses Gap analysis of materials to drive development Work with educators to enhance the curriculum Search catalog of HPC resources Schedule workshops for curricular development Leverage good work of others Offer Student Research Experiences Enroll in HPC internship opportunities Offer Student Competitions Publish Science and Education Impact Promote via TeraGrid Science Highlights, iSGTW Publish education resources to NSDL-CSERD

17 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER On-demand education in the TeraGrid Online TeraGrid training portal synchronous/asynchronous Interactive Flash Video Account-based Built-in user tracking Constructivist learning

18 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER If TeraGrid is for all, who is left out? Scientists with low bandwidth connectivity Schools without broadband internet connections Students without access at home or at school This is NOT ok !

19 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER HPWREN – High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network The High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) is a National Science Foundation funded network research program, which also functions as a collaborative cyberinfrastructure for research, education, and first responder activities.National Science Foundationcollaborative Research activities include creating, demonstrating, and evaluating a non-commercial, prototype, high-performance, wide-area, wireless network in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties. The network includes backbone nodes at the UC San Diego and San Diego State University campuses, and a number of "hard to reach" areas in remote environments.

20 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER HPWREN technology was used to create the Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet), which now connects most of the 20 tribal bands in Southern CA The first TDVNet tower was built by tribal members who learned how by working with Hans-Werner Braun (HPWREN Principal Investigator) and his staff. The first group, from the Pala Reservation, then taught members of other bands how to do it. Today, TDVNet serves the community and has allowed numerous internet-based small business initiatives to sprout on reservation lands.

21 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER The Vision * for: Internet to the Hogan and Diné Grid: Bring Expanding Educational Opportunities to the Navajo Nation Build an educated workforce to support scientific research, innovation, and economic growth Connect Navajo people to one another and to others Create opportunities for national and world leadership for Navajos in helping to solve global challenges of the future. * Courtesy of Tom Davis, Navajo Technical College

22 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Diné Grid Step 1: Learn to build towers Jared Ribble Suiting Up Jared Climbing the Tower Very Tall Tower

23 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Diné Grid Step 2: Try it at home

24 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Challenges - Getting There

25 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Challenges - Power Supply

26 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Challenges: Community Support

27 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER The Navajo Tech team is gathering the essential ingredients for success: Collaboration with national research and education colleagues through TeraGrid, UNM, SDSC, National University, and professional organizations Collaboration with industry partners for internships, support, and joint entrepreneurial endeavors Multi-disciplinary and Integrated Curriculum Online Education (Hybrid e-Learning, Internet-based, Mentoring, and Workshops) Research opportunities at multiple sites Global Knowledge-sharing through professional gatherings and on-line community communications

28 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Internet to the Hogan and Diné Grid project brings to the reservation... Education and Research opportunities that are collaborative, creative, engaging, stimulating, and connected to meaningful community-relevant needs. Lifelong learning and cultural preservation tools and opportunities for the entire community Academic recognition that is credible, respected, and innovative within national academia. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are project-based, relevant to the Navajo Nation, and include collaborative and web-based extended learning courses and certificate programs.

29 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER What do we expect from technology? Diné Grid technologies as easy to use as your car: Components working together to provide end-to-end performance for all users. Technology that works basically how you expect it to work, regardless of where you are. Instruction that’s user friendly Someone nearby to fix it when it breaks Because it’s more about where you’re going than how it works CI: a tool for creating your own pathway

30 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Thank you!

31 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER

32 How does that affect teaching? Educators must build a strong foundation of understanding the underlying concepts: Data – understanding the stories from the evidence (e.g. using visualization tools) Teamwork – understanding and appreciating one another’s strengths and contributions Connections – communication builds learning through shared investigation and discovery Parallelism – breaking down overwhelming challenges and sharing the work among many

33 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Data The Digital World involves DATA Shopping Entertainment News and Information

34 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER How much Digital Data*? Kilo 10 3 Mega 10 6 Giga 10 9 Tera Peta Exa human brain at the micron level = 1 PetaByte 1 novel = 1 MegaByte iPod Shuffle (up to 120 songs) = 512 MegaBytes Printed materials in the Library of Congress = 10 TeraBytes SDSC HPSS tape archive = 6 PetaBytes All worldwide information in one year = 2 ExaBytes 1 Low Resolution Photo = 100 KiloBytes * Rough/average estimates 1 DVD = 9.4 GigaBytes

35 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER SDSC Discover Data Educators’ Portal A Window to Data Images for Talks\SDSC Education Data Portal.htm

36 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Teamwork Students Project-based Learning Sharing Data Help solve technology challenges Teachers Share Educational Resources Sharing Evaluation Approaches and Outcomes Sharing Experiences Sharing Lessons Learned (bloopers)

37 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Connections – TeraGrid TeacherTECH connects educators with national experts to support learning Technology Tools Current CI-enabled Science Computational Math Data Visualization Tools

38 SAN DIEGO SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER Parallelism – Working Together to Tackle Today’s Grand Challenges Renewable, Clean Energy Sustainable Living Practices Environmental Restoration Global Climate Change Species Diversity Loss Understanding the Cosmos Creating Peace Among Diverse Peoples


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