TeraGrid user portal v1.0: Architecture, design, and technologies

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dc.contributor.author Boisseau, Jay
dc.contributor.author Dahan, Maytal
dc.contributor.author Roberts, Eric
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-05T17:11:11Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-05T17:11:11Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/7343
dc.description.abstract The TeraGrid [1] is a grid computing project for building a world-class comprehensive distributed infrastructure for scientific discovery. TeraGrid comprises many heterogeneous systems that enable high performance computing, data management/ storage, and scientific visualization, and access to scientific data collections from facilities across the country. TeraGrid uses advanced networking systems, software technologies, and operations and support activities to tie these fundamental resources together into a production cyberinfrastructure for science and research. Allocations, accounting, security, resource monitoring, consulting, and documentation are among the services that each TeraGrid Resource Provider (RP) implements to meet their sitespecific needs while operating within the TeraGrid environment. The purpose of the TeraGrid User Portal [2] is to serve as a launch pad for new users and a control panel for current users by integrating RP resources, services, and information into a single web interface serving a national community of computational researchers. The first version of the TeraGrid User Portal [3] addresses the most fundamental issue for integrating TeraGrid resources: extension and integration of existing, centralized TeraGrid accounting and security services with a clear and comprehensive production portal interface. In addition, the portal provides simple access to existing TeraGrid user-centric information and services such as documentation, consulting, allocation request and renewal, and resource monitoring. This paper discusses the motivation, architecture, technology, and challenges used to build an enterprise portal for the TeraGrid. It also illustrates techniques, such as load balancing, redundancy, and user auditing, that are required to ensure performance, reliability, and traceability of the portal environment.
dc.description.sponsorship ACM, IEEE en_US
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Load balancing en_US
dc.subject Redundancy en_US
dc.subject TeraGrid en_US
dc.subject TeraGrid resource provider en_US
dc.subject TeraGrid user portal en_US
dc.subject User auditing en_US
dc.title TeraGrid user portal v1.0: Architecture, design, and technologies
dc.type Preprint

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  • International Workshop on Grid Computing Environments--Open Access (2006)
    The purpose of this Workshop is to bring together the community to discuss and foster the exchange of ideas for the development of tools, methodologies and frameworks to build Grid computing environments. Last year’s conference at SC05 focussed on tools for Grid Portals. This years conference will broaden the discussion to also include efforts of other tools that make the development and use of Grids more easily accessible from the desktop.

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