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Grid INFN virtual Laboratory for Dissemination Activities

  1. 1. Leandro N. Ciuffo [email_address] Grid INFN virtual Laboratory for Dissemination Activities INFN-Catania - Italy CSEDU 2009 - International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Lisbon, Portugal - 24 / March / 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Figures </li></ul><ul><li>User assistance </li></ul><ul><li>How to join and access GILDA </li></ul><ul><li>“ Virtuous cycle” of applications </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplying GILDA </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>Outline
  3. 3. Background Bogotá, Colombia
  4. 4. Computational intensive research
  5. 5. Computational intensive research
  6. 6. Grid Computing
  7. 7. Grid Computing EGEE numbers: >260 sites 54 countries ~114,000 CPUs >20 PetaBytes >16,000 users >200 VOs >150,000 jobs/day
  8. 8. The Global network coverage
  9. 9. The Global Grid coverage EELA OSG TeraGrid NAREGI EUMedGrid BalticGrid SEE-Grid EUIndiaGrid EUAsiaGrid EUChinaGrid DEISA EGEE
  10. 10. <ul><li>Researchers </li></ul>e-Science <ul><li>Aplications </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><li>Instruments </li></ul><ul><li>e-Infrastructure </li></ul>
  11. 11. Motivation Beijing, China
  12. 12. The “Triangle of Knowledge” Research & Development Innovation Education & Training Building e-Infrastructures is a waste if we don’t “build”, at the same time , their users. Along with e-Infrastructures, t-Infrastructures are also needed. e-Infrastructure t-Infrastructure t-Infrastructure
  13. 13. <ul><li>GILDA is a complete Grid test-bed </li></ul><ul><li>Used to demonstrate/disseminate Grid computing </li></ul><ul><li>GILDA is an international effort funded by multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted by several Grid projects worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>It runs the latest version of the gLite middleware </li></ul><ul><li>Using GILDA is free of charge </li></ul>What is GILDA?
  14. 14. <ul><li>Avoid to interfere with production Grid infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>Users can practice prior to run their codes on the production e-Infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>Provide guaranteed resources for training activities </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare users for future middleware releases </li></ul><ul><li>Support for pilot Grid Infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>Easy entry point for new users/communities </li></ul>Why t-infrastructure?
  15. 15. The GILDA Web portal
  16. 16. Figures Istanbul, Turkey
  17. 17. Figures >1000 users registered in the GILDA VO >14,000 certificates issued since 2004. More than 30% renewed at least once. 341 tutorials in 54 countries since 2004.
  18. 18. The GILDA test-bed ~ 20 sites in 4 continents # of Sites may change in time (they are managed on a “best effort” basis) More sites will soon be available in LA and South Africa
  19. 19. User Assistance Cairo, Egypt
  20. 20. <ul><li>Training material </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step by step instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support system </li></ul><ul><li>GILDA Forge </li></ul>User Assistance
  21. 21. <ul><li>Customized training events: from 1 day tutorial to 2 weeks Grid School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorials for users, system admin. & trainers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can be done without outside internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bookable on-demand”: any institution can request a tutorial. </li></ul>Mérida, Venezuela Cairo, Egypt Events curricula
  22. 22. How to join and access GILDA Prague, Czech Republic
  23. 23. How to join GILDA <ul><li>CA </li></ul><ul><li>VO </li></ul><ul><li>AUP </li></ul>
  24. 24. How to access GILDA (1) <ul><li>ssh </li></ul><ul><li>Grid Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Machine </li></ul><ul><li>Grid2Win </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>User Interfaces Plug & Play </li></ul><ul><ul><li>compliant with Scientific Linux 4.5/6 and Fedora Core 8 </li></ul></ul>How to access GILDA (2) [lciuffo@myPc]$ voms-proxy-init --voms gilda Enter GRID pass phrase: Your identity: /C=IT/O=GILDA/OU=Personal Certificate/L=INFN/CN=Leandro Ciuffo Creating temporary proxy ........................................................ Done Contacting [/C=IT/O=INFN/OU=Host/L=Catania/] &quot;gilda&quot; Done Creating proxy ................................................... Done Your proxy is valid until Tue Nov 4 03:44:14 2008
  26. 26. “ Virtuous cycle” of applications La Plata, Argentina
  27. 27. Dissemination Training events “ Gridification” Deployment on large Infrastructures and inclusion in the portfolio of demonstrative applications “ Virtuous cycle” of applications
  28. 28. Demonstrative Applications
  29. 29. <ul><li>“ Sonified” data from geophysical data collected by digital seismographs placed on volcanoes. </li></ul>Application: Volcano Sonification Etna, Italy
  30. 30. Etna, Italy Application: Volcano Sonification Seismograms Melodisation 5 sec = 20h processing in 1 simple PC
  31. 31. Multiplying GILDA Lilongwe, Malawi
  32. 32. <ul><li>GILDA is also “clonable on-demand” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutions can setup “ clones ” of GILDA locally to implement campus grids or even nation-wide e-infrastructures ( “stand-alone” Grid ); </li></ul></ul>Multiplying GILDA <ul><ul><li>Cuban stand-alone Grid (EELA-2 project) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The SAGrid e-infrastructure </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. The SAGrid e-Infrastructure The infrastructure is under control. Jobs will run soon! <ul><li>Sites installed, currently testing: </li></ul><ul><li>iThemba LABS </li></ul><ul><li>North West University </li></ul><ul><li>Wits School of Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Site soon to be online: </li></ul><ul><li>SAAO, SALT </li></ul><ul><li>CHPC </li></ul><ul><li>UCT-CERN Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>UKZN </li></ul><ul><li>University of Stellenbosch </li></ul><ul><li>Activities led by Bruce Becker </li></ul><ul><li>(SAGrid National Coordinator) </li></ul>Central Services UFS UJ C4 UCT
  34. 34. Conclusions Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  35. 35. <ul><li>Almost 5 years of experience on Training; </li></ul><ul><li>A ‘standard’ t-Infrastructure adopted by many projects; </li></ul><ul><li>Several training formats: User, Site Admin, Tutors, Grid Schools, Custom events; </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of training material: wiki, documents, video,… </li></ul><ul><li>A ‘clonable’ Infrastructure for: Grid Schools, pilot infrastructures, new e-Infrastructures; </li></ul><ul><li>GILDA can offer free technical support for anyone willing to organize local training events on Grid computing; </li></ul><ul><li>It is helping to spread Grid Computing knowledge around the world. </li></ul>Conclusions
  36. 36. <ul><li>GILDA home page </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GILDA Support System </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GILDA Form for tutorial bookings </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GILDA Repository of Training Material </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICEAGE Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GILDA Virtual Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Bookmarks
  37. 37. Obrigado Leandro N. Ciuffo [email_address]