Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy Grids and Portals at NERSC Presented by Steve Chan.
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Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy Grids and Portals at NERSC Presented by Steve Chan
Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy Globus and The Grid – The Grid is a generic term for collection of resources across the Net Resources share a common platform so that applications can make use of them through uniform interfaces Resource collections put together in “virtual” fashion based on scientific collaborations (not based on physical location) See http://www.gridforum.org/ – Globus Toolkit is middleware package from The Globus Project De Facto standard for Grid platform Consists of tools for Data Management (grid ftp) Resource Management (job schedulers) Information Management (directory services) See http://www.globus.org/
Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy NERSC Grid Efforts All main NERSC production systems Grid Enabled – HPSS – Seaborg – Escher – PDSF (linux cluster) IBM/NERSC Collaboration Cactus Simulation on Seaborg Centralized Authorization – LDAP Based solution – Evaluating CAS (Community Authorization Server) Service that authorizes users to access resources Grid Single Sign On evaluation – Based on PKI and Central Authorization infrastructure NERSC PKI Infrastructure – Integration with NIM database – Developing infrastructure to simplify credential management Grid Access to HPSS Grid Security work – Supported Globus work on Firewall configuration recommendations – Compromise Mitigation documentation – Intrusion detection extensions to Bro Visualization Portal – AMR Renderer – Visapult Currently being used on production systems by Grid “Early Adopters”
Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy NERSC Grids and Portals
Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy What does it do today? Third party file transfers between NERSC systems (HPSS, Seaborg) Batch job submission (on PDSF) Visualize datasets using AMR renderer and Visapult (VisPortal) Run applications that span clusters (VisPortal) Browse HPSS via web browser (VisPortal)
Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy VisPortal Visportal.lbl.gov is a web-based grid portal that provides visualization tools for analysis and visualization of scientific data to users of NERSC's high- performance compute resources. Through a single login the portal: – brokers the selection of Grid resources – launches multiple components of distributed visualization software. – displays results w/custom client (if necessary) First portal application targets are: – Visapult – parallel AMR volume rendering – visualization "spreadsheets“ – MPEG generation – third party file transfer.
Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy Visapult
Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy HPSS Web Access Web interface to HPSS and any other GridFTP enabled server Will Allow: – Browsing of directories via web – Uploading/downloading files between local machine and HPSS – Third party transfers of files between GridFTP servers – Reliable File Transfer (offline, automated file transfers) Status – Prototypes developed by Mass Storage and Vis group – Mass Storage is developing dedicated, production service
Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy NERSC Portal Single entry point for web enabled services on NERSC machines Will interface to HPSS and VisPortal Potential applications – Batch job submission via web – Monitor status of jobs and queues – Complete workflows that include file staging and job submission Soliciting user community for applications to improve usability of NERSC systems
Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy NERSC Grid - planned Strategic Implementation Plan includes commitment to Grid rollout – Comprehensive plan for Grid technology that includes system services, support for Grid applications and integration with existing systems – Support for Grid job scheduling environments in 2004 – Support for Grid collaboration environments in 2005 Planning stages for Grid Portals – Web based interface for parameterized batch job submission – Additional Visualization applications – Integrating storage access, computation and presentation in a web based interface Grid workflows spanning multiple platforms HPSS for storage Seaborg and PDSF for analysis Escher for visualization/rendering/image analysis – Actively recruiting potential applications Streamlining usability problems with Grid authentication – NIM integration – Centralized key/certification management