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1 Supporting the UK e-Science community and their international collaborators Steven Newhouse

2 © 2 What is OMII-UK? OMII-UK was formed in January 2006, linking together e-Science software activities at Manchester, Edinburgh and Southampton OMII-UK is very much focused on the user – be they researcher, developer or provider OMII-UK provides Software Support Sustainability

3 © 3 OMII-UK aims to provide software and support to enable a sustained future for the UK e-Science community and its international collaborators

4 © 4 Key activities Software: Commissioning in response to user needs Dissemination & download through the repository Support: Training, helpdesk, community forums Define, contribute and disseminate best practice and standards Sustainability: Best of breed software in an international context

5 © 5 Standards within OMII-UK Job Submission Description Language Basic Execution Service Data Access & Integration WS-DAI, WS-DAIX, WS-DAIR Infrastructure WS-Eventing, WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-Reliability Workflow Business Process Execution Language

6 © 6 Open Source Development Commission work to accelerate adoption Redhat: Move Linux into the Enterprise OMII-UK: Move e-Science into the Research community Fund work require by OMII-UK community Development, documentation, porting, … Development of reference implementations Make research prototypes more stable

7 © 7 Grid: Interoperation & Interoperability GIN: Across established production grids What are the interoperation issues? Job Submission (x3) Virtual Organisation Management (x1) Data movement (x2) OMII-Europe: Demonstrate interoperability Services: VOs, Jobs, Data Access, Accounting Software: OMII-UK, gLite, GT4, Unicore

8 © 8 Summary Systematic interoperation needs standards Has to be done in a global context


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