<span class="var-sub_title">HPC-as-a-Service for Life Sciences</span> SC18 Proceedings

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

HPC-as-a-Service for Life Sciences

Authors: Vaclav Svaton (Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic), Jan Martinovic (Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic), Nina Jeliazkova (IDEAconsult Ltd, Bulgaria), Vladimir Chupakhin (Janssen Pharmaceutika NV), Pavel Tomancak (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics), Petr Vojta (Palack√Ĺ University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

Abstract: HPC-as-a-Service is a well-known term in the area of high performance computing. It enables users to access an HPC infrastructure without a need to buy and manage their own infrastructure. Through this service, academia and industry can take advantage of the technology without an upfront investment in the hardware. This approach further lowers the entry barrier for users who are interested in utilizing massive parallel computers but often do not have the necessary level of expertise in the area of parallel computing. To provide this simple and intuitive access to the supercomputing infrastructure, an in-house application framework called HEAppE has been developed. HEAppE's universally designed software architecture enables unified access to different HPC systems through a simple object-oriented API. Thus providing HPC capabilities to the users but without the necessity to manage the running jobs from the command-line interface of the HPC scheduler directly on the cluster.

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