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National Grid Singapore (Jon Lau Khee Erng)

National Grid Singapore (Jon Lau Khee Erng)



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    National Grid Singapore (Jon Lau Khee Erng) National Grid Singapore (Jon Lau Khee Erng) Presentation Transcript

    • NATIONAL GRID SINGAPORE Jon Lau Assistant Head
    • Content • Development in Grid Activities in Singapore • Singapore’s National Grid • Pilot Platform • Virtualization of Technical Computing Resource • Promotional Activities • International Interactions
    • Development in Grid Activities in Singapore
    • Overview of Grid Activities – Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – National University of Singapore (NUS) – Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) – Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) – Bioinformatics Institute (BII)
    • Earlier Grid Testbeds • Linux clusters at NUS, NTU & IHPC connected to form a Grid testbed • Globus Toolkit installed on all clusters • Packages: Condor, PBS, Sun Grid Engine • Maximize academic/research computing resources utilization. • Enable sharing of specialized and scarce hardware & software resources. • Enable sharing of data in BioInformatics & other research works. • Facilitate collaboration. [Courtesy of Tan Chee Chiang, NUS]
    • Nanyang Technological University • Research Focus – Middleware development (with IHPC) – Application development • Projects – MEG Data Visualisation (CyberMedia Center, Osaka Univ.) – Integration of SIBBS into Globus – Meta-scheduling, inter-operability, ... • Collaborators – IHPC, BioMedGrid, ApGrid • HPC Resources – PC Cluster with Cluster software – 0.5 teraflops HP (Compaq) Cluster – AP Science & Technology Centre (with Sun Microsystems) [Courtesy of A/P Francis Lee, NTU]
    • National University of Singapore • Research Focus – Middleware & Grid Programming • Projects – ALICE (a Java-based Lightweight Grid) • Collaborators – Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing & Processing (CRISP), Bioinformatics Institute, Nanyang Polytechnic (School of Life Sciences) • Start-up: Atsuma Technology (www.atsuma.com) • HPC Resources: – HP Alpha servers (GS320 and ES40), SGI server (Origin2000), Linux cluster, & SGI/HP/Sun workstations [Courtesy of A/P Teo Yong Meng, NUS]
    • Institute of High Performance Computing • Research Focus – Middleware development (with NTU) • Directory service, execution management services • Projects – Infrastructure implementation (KISTI (Korea)) – Grid Enabled Computational Electro Magnetics (British Aerospace, Cardiff University, Swansea University & HP) – Environment to support simulations (such as CFD, CME, CEE, MEMS) • HPC Resources – IBM p690 Regatta, 17 & 13 CPU PIII Beowulf clusters [Courtesy of Dr. Kurichi Kumar, IHPC]
    • Genome Institute of Singapore Grid Projects • SNPs – Building an integrated SNPs database which takes information from several SNPs databases & then aligns the information to a common genome sequence. The resulting information helps to identify SNPs which overlap & could be more significant for using as markers & building of primers. • Protein-Protein Interactions Database (PPDB) – Building a system to help predict protein-protein interactions by integrating many tools & data from several sources. We use information from domain fusion, text-mining, experimental databases, & phylogenetic profiling to construct putative protein-protein interaction networks. [Courtesy of Heidi Dowst, GIS]
    • Bioinformatics Institute • Research Focus – Bioinformatics, grid software • Projects – High Throughput Blast with National Cancer Centre – Analysis Pipeline of Zebrafish Genome with GIS – Annotation of Fugu Genome with IMCB & Sanger Center (UK) – Analysis of Arrhythmia – High Throughput Mass Spec Analysis with GIS – Bacterial Comparative Genomics with DMRI – Grid version of Clustlw – Cellware • HPC Resources – Itanium cluster, Alpha, 64-CPU Pentium 3 [Courtesy of Larry Ang]
    • Singapore’s National Grid
    • National Grid The NG is a national effort to: • Develop a Cyberinfrastructure for science and engineering research and education; and • Promote the use of Grid Computing for research, academia, commerce and industry
    • NG Organisation Chart MTI MTI MINDEF MINDEF MITA MITA MOH MOH MOE MOE IHLs IHLs (A*STAR, EDB, (A*STAR, EDB, (DSTA, DSO, (DSTA, DSO, (IDA, MDA) (IDA, MDA) (Hospitals) (Hospitals) (Schools) (Schools) (NUS, NTU & (NUS, NTU & JTC, RICs) JTC, RICs) defence contractors)) defence contractors Polys) Polys) National Grid Steering Committee (NGSC) National Grid Steering Committee (NGSC) Chairman: Mr Peter Ho, PS (Defence) Chairman: Mr Peter Ho, PS (Defence) Network WG National Grid National Grid Office Office Facilitates & (NGO) Security WG (NGO) coordinates activities Middleware WG National Grid Operations Centre Applications WG (NGOC) Governance/Policy WG National Grid Competency Life Physical Centre (NGCC) Sciences Sciences …. VGC VGC
    • NG Office • Started: – Jan 2003 with 2½ persons • Functions: – Secretariat to NG Steering Committee – Facilitate & co-ordinate activities of Working Groups & Virtual Grid Communities – Develop NG Master Plan – Act as a catalyst to achieve the NG goal
    • National Grid Pilot Platform (NGPP)
    • Pilot Platform for Grid Computing “Conservative” approach to demonstrate the feasibility of grid computing: • Use existing facilities as much as possible • Co-funding by stakeholders • Performance indicators for review • Dovetails with a strategic research program on collaborative large-scale computing
    • NG Pilot Platform Entity OS Platform IHPC AIX IBM Regatta One-North Linux Intel Xeon Cluster (BII & GIS) Itanium Itanium Solaris Sun NUS Linux Intel Xeon Cluster NTU Solaris Sun Fire Linux Intel Pentium 4 SMA Linux Itanium 2
    • NG Pilot Platform • Connecting up – Institute for Higher Performance Computing (IHPC) – One-North which has Bioinformatics Institute (BII) and Genome Institute – National University of Singapore (NUS) – Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA)
    • NG Pilot Platform • Co-funding from stakeholders – Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) – Defense Science Technology Authority (DSTA) – Economic Development Board (EDB) – Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) – National University of Singapore (NUS) – Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA)
    • NG Pilot Platform • Support from Vendors – CISCO – DELL – Hewlett Packard – IBM – Intel – Singapore Computer Systems – StarHub – Sun Microsystems
    • Thematic Strategic Research Programme (TSRP) on “GRID Computing - Network, Platform, Middleware and Applications • A thematic approach for funding of Strategic Research Programmes by the Science & Engineering Research Council under A*STAR • Fund Grid R&D projects which include research on Grid Enabling technologies (i.e. network, security, middleware, & tools).
    • Virtualization/Sharing/Aggregation of Technical Computing Resource on the National Grid Pilot Platform
    • Survey on Scientific Computing Hardware Expenditure Survey: • Survey among IHLs and RICs for the past 5 years (1998 – 2002). • Survey of hardware bought. It does not include cost of maintenance, manpower costs and software costs. Assumptions: • Based on 40% savings when utilization is increased by virtualizing resources.
    • Survey on Scientific Computing Hardware Expenditure S$40m Projected Expenditure on HPC Without Grid Infrastructure Projected Expenditure on HPC With Grid Infrastructure Cost 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Year
    • Survey on Scientific Computing Hardware Expenditure Findings: • Hardware replacements occurs in a 4 year cycle. • Savings of between 20% - 30% over next 5 years. • The amounts indicated are probably less than actual expenditure as it is impossible to capture every items purchased. More savings expected: • Bandwidth costs goes down. • Additional savings from software aggregation and savings in manpower and maintenance costs. Other benefits: • Better results via collaboration. • Ability to handle massively computational jobs. • Attract investments in Life Sciences.
    • Promotional Activities
    • Sponsored by : Supported by : Organized by :
    • Physical Sciences VGC Symposium • Co-organised by NUS, NTU, IHPC and NG Office • 10 papers submitted • More than 100 participants
    • Grid Competition for IHL students
    • International Interactions
    • International Interactions Korea/Japan • A*STAR led delegation visited Korea and Japan from 12 – 15 May 2003 – Korea: KISTI, Seoul University, Yonsei University, Ministry of Information & Communication (MIC) and IBM & HP. – Japan: IBM Tokyo Research Lab, GTRC-AIST, NTT Data Corp, METI.
    • International Interactions UK e-Science • A*STAR and National Grid visited UK e-Science Centres in July 2003. • Singapore Tissue Network collaboration with Oxford University. • NTU collaboration with University of Southhampton and other e-Science centres. • IHPC collaboration with BEA, Cardiff University, HP Lab Bristol, University of Wales, Swansea, Welsh e-Science Centre (GECEM). • IHPC collaboration with Rolls Royce. • A delegation from Singapore will be attending “all- hands” meeting at Nottingham, UK in September 2003.
    • International Interactions USA TeraGrid • An NGSC delegation will be visiting USA TeraGrid sites in September 2003 – Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) – National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) – National Science Foundation (NSF) – San Diego Supercomputing Centre (SDSC)
    • Milestones of NG NG O organized 1st Workshop on Physical Sciences VGC TSRP for Grid Symposium Computing NG Office (2-1/2 staff) NG O submitted PP business To award PP To Formed proposal on TSRP Plan approved contracts Launch PP for Grid Computing NG SC Formed Sep 02 Jan 03 Apr 03 May 03 June 03 Jul 03 Aug 03 Sep 03 Oct 03 Visit to USA Visit to Japan TeraGrid UK e-Science UK e-Science and Korea Trip ‘all-hands’ Accelerating developments Modest beginning Consulting, buy-ins, promotion
    • The Way Ahead • International Collaborations/MOUs • Strengthening of NG Pilot Platform • Improve middleware, and the provision of Grid operation/support services • Encourage Virtual Grid Communities
    • Acknowledgements • A/P Francis Lee (ebslee@ntu.edu.sg), School of Computer Engineering, NTU • A/P Teo Yong Meng (teoym@comp.nus.edu.sg), Computer Science Department, NUS • A/P Tan Tin Wee (tinwee@bic.nus.edu.sg), Bioinformatics Centre, Dept. of Biochemistry, NUS • Tan Chee Chiang (ccetancc@nus.edu.sg), Computer Centre, NUS • Dr. Kurichi Kumar (kkumar@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg), Institute of High Performance Computing • Heidi Dowst (gishd@nus.edu.sg), Genome Institute of Singapore • Larry Ang (larry@bii.a-star.edu.sg), Bioinformatics Institute
    • The End For more information, contact: National Grid Office 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace Singapore 119613 http://www.ngp.org.sg