21-25 May 2012
New York City, NY, USA
US/Eastern timezone

Campus Grids Bring Additional Computational Resources to HEP Researchers

22 May 2012, 13:30
4h 45m
Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor) (Kimmel Center)

Rosenthal Pavilion (10th floor)

Kimmel Center

Poster Distributed Processing and Analysis on Grids and Clouds (track 3) Poster Session

Speaker

Derek John Weitzel (University of Nebraska (US))

Description

It is common at research institutions to maintain multiple clusters that represent different owners or generations of hardware, or that fulfill different needs and policies. Many of these clusters are consistently under utilized while researchers on campus could greatly benefit from these unused capabilities. By leveraging principles from the Open Science Grid it is now possible to utilize these resources by forming a lightweight Campus Grids. The Campus Grids framework enables jobs that are submitted to one cluster to overflow, when necessary, to other clusters within the campus using whatever authentication mechanisms are available on campus. This framework is currently being used on several campuses to run HEP and other science jobs. Further, the framework has in some cases been expanded beyond the campus boundary by bridging campus grids into a regional grid, and can even be used to integrate resources from a national cyberinfrastructure such as the Open Science Grid. This poster will highlight 18 months of operational experiences creating campus grids in the US, and the different campus configurations that have successfully utilized the campus grid infrastructure.
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Primary author

Derek John Weitzel (University of Nebraska (US))

Co-authors

Dr Brian Bockelman (University of Nebraska) Dr Dan Fraser (Argonne National Laboratory) David Swanson (University of Nebraska)

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