<span class="var-sub_title">National Research Infrastructure: Collaborative Session</span> SC18 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

National Research Infrastructure: Collaborative Session


Authors: Kenton McHenry (University of Illinois), Alainna White (Johns Hopkins University), Frank Wuerthwein (University of California, San Diego), Rachana Ananthakrishnan (University of Chicago, Globus)

Abstract: This BoF will cover national research infrastructures including the Open Storage Network (OSN), the National Research Platform (NRP) growing out of the PRP, and the Open Science Grid (OSG). The OSN will leverage existing high-speed connections at universities and research entities across the nation. The OSN will distribute a cumulative ~5PB of storage at four of the NSF’s bdhubs. The storage is intended to promote the sharing of active datasets in the research community. The NRP is committed to social engineering among a diverse group of science, R&E network, and IT leaders, as well as to provide proven end-to-end networking

Long Description: This BoF will cover all things pertaining to national research infrastructures including the newly funded NSF Open Storage Network (OSN), the National Research Platform (NRP) growing out of the Pacific Research Platform, and the Open Science Grid (OSG). The OSN, currently in the prototyping phase, is a national-scale storage cyber-infrastructure project. The OSN will leverage existing high-speed Ethernet connections at universities and research entities across the nation. The OSN prototype will distribute a cumulative ~5PB of storage at four of the NSF’s big data hubs and use Globus services for authentication and data movement. The storage is intended to promote the sharing of active data sets in the research community. The NRP is committed to necessary social engineering among a diverse group of science, R&E network, and IT leaders, as well as to provide proven end-to-end networking. Scientists need to do publishable science, not delve into networking/IT support. Therefore, an effective national partnership will need cyberinfrastructure experts working with scientists at their interface and understanding the desired scientific outcomes, rather than viewing the technology as an end to itself. The OSG has been founded on a unique partnership that cuts across science disciplines, technical expertise, and institutional commitments in support of open science via distributed high throughput computing (dHTC). OSG’s fabric of services supports transparent and seamless access to compute and storage resources via a range of different business models, including but not limited to owning, sharing, leasing, and simultaneously using a variety of different allocation mechanisms at DOE and NSF supercomputing facilities, as well as partners worldwide.

The first thirty minutes will be used provide brief introductions to the three projects, followed by questions and discussion on ways to engage. Please come and join the conversation.

http://www.openstoragenetwork.org https://prp.ucsd.edu http://opensciencegrid.org


URL: http://www.openstoragenetwork.org/sc18-bof



Back to Birds of a Feather Archive Listing