Oct 14 – 18, 2013
Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Cloud Bursting with Glideinwms: Means to satisfy ever increasing computing needs for Scientific Workflows

Oct 17, 2013, 11:00 AM
Graanbeurszaal (Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage)


Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage

Oral presentation to parallel session Distributed Processing and Data Handling A: Infrastructure, Sites, and Virtualization Distributed Processing and Data Handling A: Infrastructure, Sites, and Virtualization


Mr Igor Sfiligoi (University of California San Diego)


Scientific communities have been in the forefront of adopting new technologies and methodologies in the computing. Scientific computing has influenced how science is done today, achieving breakthroughs that were impossible to achieve several decades ago. For past decade several such communities in the Open Science Grid (OSG) and the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) have been using the Glideinwms system to run complex application work-flows to effectively share computational resources over the Grid. Glideinwms is a pilot-based workload management system (WMS) that creates on demand, dynamically-sized overlay Condor batch system on Grid resources. At present, the computational resources shared over the grid are just adequate to sustain the computing needs. We envision that the complexity of the science driven by "Big Data" will further push the need for computational resources. To fulfill their increasing demands and/or to run specialized workflows, some of the big communities like CMS are investigating the use of Cloud Computing as Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IAAS) with Glideinwms as a potential alternative to fill the void. Similarly, communities with no previous access to computing resources can use Glideinwms to setup up a batch system on the Cloud Infrastructure. To enable this architecture of Glideinwms has been extended to enable support for interfacing Glideinwms with different Scientific and commercial cloud providers like HLT, FutureGrid, FermiCloud and Amazon EC2. In this paper, we describe a solution for cloud bursting with Glideinwms. The paper describes the approach, architectural changes and lessons learned while enabling support for Cloud infrastructures in Glideinwms.

Primary author

Parag Mhashilkar (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)


Anthony Tiradani (Fermilab) Dr Burt Holzman (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Mr Igor Sfiligoi (University of California San Diego) Krista Larson (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)) Mats Rynge (University of South California)

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