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The Pacific Research Platform Two Years In


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Welcome and Overview Talk to the Pacific Research Platform “PRPv2” Workshop 2017 University of California, San Diego
February 21, 2017

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The Pacific Research Platform Two Years In

  1. 1. “The Pacific Research Platform Two Years In” Welcome and Overview Talk to the Pacific Research Platform “PRPv2” Workshop 2017 University of California, San Diego February 21, 2017 Dr. Larry Smarr Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology Harry E. Gruber Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD 1
  2. 2. DOE ESnet’s Science DMZ: A Scalable Network Design Model for Optimizing Science Data Transfers • A Science DMZ integrates 4 key concepts into a unified whole: – A network architecture designed for high-performance applications, with the science network distinct from the general-purpose network – The use of dedicated systems as data transfer nodes (DTNs) – Performance measurement and network testing systems that are regularly used to characterize and troubleshoot the network – Security policies and enforcement mechanisms that are tailored for high performance science environments Science DMZ Coined 2010 The DOE ESnet Science DMZ and the NSF “Campus Bridging” Taskforce Report Formed the Basis for the NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure Network Infrastructure and Engineering (CC-NIE) Program
  3. 3. FIONAs and FIONettes – Flash I/O Network Appliances – Are DTNs: Linux PCs Optimized for DMZs over Distance FIONAs Are Science DMZ Data Transfer Nodes (DTNs) & Also Compute/Visualization/ML Nodes Phil Papadopoulos & Tom DeFanti Joe Keefe & John Graham FIONAS—40G, $8,000 FIONette—1G, $1,000
  4. 4. The Pacific Research Platform’s Second Year: a Working End-to-End Science-Driven DMZ-Connector FIONAs as Uniform DTN End Points NSF CC*DNI Grant $5M 10/2015-10/2020 PI: Larry Smarr, UC San Diego Calit2 Co-Pis: • Camille Crittenden, UC Berkeley CITRIS, • Tom DeFanti, UC San Diego Calit2, • Philip Papadopoulos, UCSD SDSC, • Frank Wuerthwein, UCSD Physics and SDSC
  5. 5. PRP Continues to Expand Rapidly While Increasing Connectivity: One Year of Progress – 12 Sites to 20 Sites January 29, 2016 December 15, 2016 Connected 20 DMZs at 10G and 40G, demonstrating disk-to-disk GridFTP at ~7.5G and 12.5G respectively, and 900Mb at 1G
  6. 6. Many PRP Science Engagement Workshops Were Held in 2016 • PRP Workshop Held in Collaboration with UC-Wide Research IT – May 1, 2016 – 45 Attendees – Ten UC Campuses See Talk by Camille Crittenden and Tom DeFanti
  7. 7. PRP’s First 1.5 Years: Connecting Campus Application Teams and Devices
  8. 8. 100 Gbps FIONA at UCSC Connects the UCSC Hyades Cluster to the NERSC Supercomputer at LBNL Supporting UCSC Remote Access to Large Data Subsets of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and AGORA Galaxy Simulation Data Produced at NERSC. 250 images per night 800GB per night See Talk by Shawfeng Dong UCSC Feb 7, 2017
  9. 9. 40G FIONAs 20x40G PRP-connected WAVE@UC San Diego PRP Will Enable Distributed Virtual Reality PRP MerWAVE @UC Merced See Talk by Jeff Weekley
  10. 10. PRP Will Link the Laboratories of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center
  11. 11. The Second FIONette was Deployed at the PEER Facility at UC Berkeley, and its Performance is Being Monitored John Graham Installing FIONette at PEER Feb 10, 2017
  12. 12. SIO Researchers Beginning to Use Big Data Networks (Prism, IDI, PRP) Jules Jaffe - Microscope Off Scripps Pier Frank Vernon - Expansion of HPWREN Dan Cayan, Mike Dettinger Regional Downscaling of Climate Models Scott Sellars, Marty Ralph Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes
  13. 13. PRP Backbone Sets Stage for 2017 Expansion of HPWREN, Connected to CENIC, into Orange and Riverside Counties • PRP CENIC 100G Link UCSD to SDSU – DTN FIONAs Endpoints – Data Redundancy – Disaster Recovery – High Availability – Network Redundancy • Anchor to CENIC at UCI – PRP FIONA Connects to CalREN-HPR Network – Data Replication Site • Potential Future UCR CENIC Anchor UCR UCI UCSD SDSU Source: Frank Vernon, Greg Hidley, UCSD
  14. 14. Pacific City Neptune Canada 45°N 47°30’N 130°W 127°30’W N Seattle GigaPOP Portland Possible PRP 2017 Expansion to Include NSF’s Ocean Observatory Initiative Fiber Optic SensorNets on Seafloor Off Washington To PRP via Pacific Wave Sea Bottom Electro-optical Cable: 8,000 Volts 10 Gbps Optics Slide Courtesy, John Delaney, UWash John Delaney Visiting UCSD’s SIO For Three Months in 2017 Axial Volcano 140 Scientific Instruments
  15. 15. Being There - Remote Live High Definition Video of Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents Mushroom Hydrothermal Vent on Axial Seamount 1 Mile Below Sea Level Picture Created From 40 HD Frames 14 Minutes Live HD Video On-Line Every 3 Hours 15 feet Slide Courtesy, John Delaney, UWash
  16. 16. The Future of Supercomputing Will Blend Traditional HPC and Data Analytics Integrating Non-von Neumann Architectures “High Performance Computing Will Evolve Towards a Hybrid Model, Integrating Emerging Non-von Neumann Architectures, with Huge Potential in Pattern Recognition, Streaming Data Analysis, and Unpredictable New Applications.” Horst Simon, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  17. 17. Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute Has Established a Pattern Recognition Lab For Machine Learning on non-von Neumann Processors Source: Dr. Dharmendra Modha Founding Director, IBM Cognitive Computing Group August 8, 2014 UCSD ECE Professor Ken Kreutz-Delgado Brings the IBM TrueNorth Chip to Start Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute Pattern Recognition Laboratory September 16, 2015
  18. 18. New Brain-Inspired Non-von Neumann Processors Are Emerging: KnuEdge Has Provided Processor to Calit2’s PRL,31981.html “KnuEdge and Calit2 have worked together since the early days of the KnuEdge LambdaFabric processor, when key personnel and technology from UC San Diego provided the genesis for the first processor design.” June 6, 2016
  19. 19. Proposed Cognitive Hardware and Software Ecosystem On the Pacific Research Platform • Working With 30 CSE Machine Learning Researchers – Goal is 320 Game GPUs in 32-40 FIONAs at 10 PRP Campuses – PRP Couples FIONAs with GPUs into a Condor-Managed Cloud • PRP Access to Emerging Processors – IBM TrueNorth, KnuEdge, FPGA, and Qualcomm Snapdragon • Software Including a Wide Range of Open ML Algorithms • Metrics for Performance of Processors and Algorithms Source: Tom DeFanti, Calit2 Multiple Proposals Under Review FIONA with 8-Game GPUs
  20. 20. Expanding to National Research Platform and Global Research Platform Via CENIC/Pacific Wave, Internet2, and International Links PRP’s Current International Partners
  21. 21. PRP Timeline • PRPv1 – A Routed Layer 3 Architecture – Tested, Measured, Optimized, With Multi-Domain Science Data – Bring Many Of Our Science Teams Up – Each Community Thus Will Have Its Own Certificate-Based Access To its Specific Federated Data Infrastructure • PRPv2 – Incorporating SDN/SDX, AutoGOLE / NSI – Advanced IPv6-Only Version with Robust Security Features – e.g. Trusted Platform Module Hardware and SDN/SDX Software – Support Rates up to 100Gb/s in Bursts and Streams – Develop Means to Operate a Shared Federation of Caches – Cooperating Research Groups
  22. 22. Our Support: • US National Science Foundation (NSF) awards CNS 0821155 and CNS-1338192, CNS-1456638, ACI-1540112, and ACI-1541349 • University of California Office of the President CIO • UCSD Chancellor’s Integrated Digital Infrastructure Program • UCSD Next Generation Networking initiative • Calit2 and Calit2 Qualcomm Institute • CENIC, PacificWave and StarLight • DOE ESnet