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Title: Virtualization of the ATLAS software environment on a shared HPC system

Abstract

The shared HPC cluster NEMO at the University of Freiburg has been made available to local ATLAS users through the provisioning of virtual machines incorporating the ATLAS software environment analogously to a WLCG center. This concept allows to run both data analysis and production on the HPC host system which is connected to the existing Tier2/Tier3 infrastructure. Schedulers of the two clusters were integrated in a dynamic, on-demand way. An automatically generated, fully functional virtual machine image provides access to the local user environment. The performance in the virtualized environment is evaluated for typical High-Energy Physics applications.

Authors:
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  1. Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1544179
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1085; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Gamel, Anton J., Schnoor, U., Meier, K., Bührer, F., and Schumacher, M. Virtualization of the ATLAS software environment on a shared HPC system. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1085/3/032036.
Gamel, Anton J., Schnoor, U., Meier, K., Bührer, F., & Schumacher, M. Virtualization of the ATLAS software environment on a shared HPC system. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1085/3/032036.
Gamel, Anton J., Schnoor, U., Meier, K., Bührer, F., and Schumacher, M. Sat . "Virtualization of the ATLAS software environment on a shared HPC system". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1085/3/032036. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1544179.
@article{osti_1544179,
title = {Virtualization of the ATLAS software environment on a shared HPC system},
author = {Gamel, Anton J. and Schnoor, U. and Meier, K. and Bührer, F. and Schumacher, M.},
abstractNote = {The shared HPC cluster NEMO at the University of Freiburg has been made available to local ATLAS users through the provisioning of virtual machines incorporating the ATLAS software environment analogously to a WLCG center. This concept allows to run both data analysis and production on the HPC host system which is connected to the existing Tier2/Tier3 infrastructure. Schedulers of the two clusters were integrated in a dynamic, on-demand way. An automatically generated, fully functional virtual machine image provides access to the local user environment. The performance in the virtualized environment is evaluated for typical High-Energy Physics applications.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/1085/3/032036},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
number = ,
volume = 1085,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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