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Title: Constructing the ASCI computational grid

Abstract

The Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) computational grid is being constructed to interconnect the high performance computing resources of the nuclear weapons complex. The grid will simplify access to the diverse computing, storage, network, and visualization resources, and will enable the coordinated use of shared resources regardless of location. To match existing hardware platforms, required security services, and current simulation practices, the Globus MetaComputing Toolkit was selected to provide core grid services. The ASCI grid extends Globus functionality by operating as an independent grid, incorporating Kerberos-based security, interfacing to Sandia's Cplant{trademark},and extending job monitoring services. To fully meet ASCI's needs, the architecture layers distributed work management and criteria-driven resource selection services on top of Globus. These services simplify the grid interface by allowing users to simply request ''run code X anywhere''. This paper describes the initial design and prototype of the ASCI grid.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
756413
Report Number(s):
SAND2000-1379C
TRN: AH200022%%166
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: High Performance Distributed Computing, Pittsburgh, PA (US), 08/01/2000--08/04/2000; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COMPUTER NETWORKS; SECURITY; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; US DOE

Citation Formats

BEIRIGER,JUDY I., BIVENS,HUGH P., HUMPHREYS,STEVEN L., JOHNSON,WILBUR R., and RHEA,RONALD E. Constructing the ASCI computational grid. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
BEIRIGER,JUDY I., BIVENS,HUGH P., HUMPHREYS,STEVEN L., JOHNSON,WILBUR R., & RHEA,RONALD E. Constructing the ASCI computational grid. United States.
BEIRIGER,JUDY I., BIVENS,HUGH P., HUMPHREYS,STEVEN L., JOHNSON,WILBUR R., and RHEA,RONALD E. Thu . "Constructing the ASCI computational grid". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/756413.
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abstractNote = {The Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) computational grid is being constructed to interconnect the high performance computing resources of the nuclear weapons complex. The grid will simplify access to the diverse computing, storage, network, and visualization resources, and will enable the coordinated use of shared resources regardless of location. To match existing hardware platforms, required security services, and current simulation practices, the Globus MetaComputing Toolkit was selected to provide core grid services. The ASCI grid extends Globus functionality by operating as an independent grid, incorporating Kerberos-based security, interfacing to Sandia's Cplant{trademark},and extending job monitoring services. To fully meet ASCI's needs, the architecture layers distributed work management and criteria-driven resource selection services on top of Globus. These services simplify the grid interface by allowing users to simply request ''run code X anywhere''. This paper describes the initial design and prototype of the ASCI grid.},
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