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Title: Software Framework for Federated Science Instruments

Abstract

There is an unprecedented promise of enhanced capabilities for federations of leadership computing systems and experimental science facilities by leveraging software technologies for fast and efficient operations. These federations seek to unify different science instruments, both computing and experimental, to effectively support science users and operators to execute complex workflows. The FedScI project addresses the software challenges associated with the formation and operation of federated environments by leveraging recent advances in containerization of software and softwarization of hardware. We propose a software framework to streamline the federation usage by science users and it’s provisioning and operations by facility providers. A distinguishing element of our work is the support for improved interaction between experimental devices, such as beam-line instruments, and more traditional high-performance computing resources, including compute, network, storage systems. We present guiding principles for the software framework and highlight portions of a current prototype implementation. We describe our science use case involving neutron imaging beam-lines (SNAP/BL-3, Imaging/CG-1D) at the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Additionally, we detail plans for a more direct instrument interaction within a federated environment, which could enable more advanced workflows with feedback loops to shorten the timemore » to science.« less

Authors:
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  1. ORNL
  2. Northrop Grumman Corporation
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1766411
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Smoky Mountains Conference (Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference) - Kingsport, Tennessee, United States of America - 8/26/2020 12:00:00 PM-8/28/2020 12:00:00 PM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Naughton III, Thomas, Hitefield, Seth, Sorrillo, Lawrence, Rao, Nageswara S., Kohl, James Arthur, Elwasif, Wael, Bilheux, Jean-Christophe, Bilheux, Hassina, Boehm, Swen, Kincl, Jason C., Sen, Satyabrata, and Imam, Neena. Software Framework for Federated Science Instruments. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Naughton III, Thomas, Hitefield, Seth, Sorrillo, Lawrence, Rao, Nageswara S., Kohl, James Arthur, Elwasif, Wael, Bilheux, Jean-Christophe, Bilheux, Hassina, Boehm, Swen, Kincl, Jason C., Sen, Satyabrata, & Imam, Neena. Software Framework for Federated Science Instruments. United States.
Naughton III, Thomas, Hitefield, Seth, Sorrillo, Lawrence, Rao, Nageswara S., Kohl, James Arthur, Elwasif, Wael, Bilheux, Jean-Christophe, Bilheux, Hassina, Boehm, Swen, Kincl, Jason C., Sen, Satyabrata, and Imam, Neena. 2020. "Software Framework for Federated Science Instruments". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1766411.
@article{osti_1766411,
title = {Software Framework for Federated Science Instruments},
author = {Naughton III, Thomas and Hitefield, Seth and Sorrillo, Lawrence and Rao, Nageswara S. and Kohl, James Arthur and Elwasif, Wael and Bilheux, Jean-Christophe and Bilheux, Hassina and Boehm, Swen and Kincl, Jason C. and Sen, Satyabrata and Imam, Neena},
abstractNote = {There is an unprecedented promise of enhanced capabilities for federations of leadership computing systems and experimental science facilities by leveraging software technologies for fast and efficient operations. These federations seek to unify different science instruments, both computing and experimental, to effectively support science users and operators to execute complex workflows. The FedScI project addresses the software challenges associated with the formation and operation of federated environments by leveraging recent advances in containerization of software and softwarization of hardware. We propose a software framework to streamline the federation usage by science users and it’s provisioning and operations by facility providers. A distinguishing element of our work is the support for improved interaction between experimental devices, such as beam-line instruments, and more traditional high-performance computing resources, including compute, network, storage systems. We present guiding principles for the software framework and highlight portions of a current prototype implementation. We describe our science use case involving neutron imaging beam-lines (SNAP/BL-3, Imaging/CG-1D) at the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Additionally, we detail plans for a more direct instrument interaction within a federated environment, which could enable more advanced workflows with feedback loops to shorten the time to science.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1766411}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {12}
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