State of XSEDE: July 2014


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  • State of XSEDE: July 2014

    1. 1. July 14, 2014 State of XSEDE: XSEDE14 John Towns PI and Project Director, XSEDE Director, Collaborative Cyberinfrastructure Programs, NCSA
    2. 2. License terms • Please cite as: Towns, John. State of XSEDE, July2014, [] • ORCID ID: • Except where otherwise noted, by inclusion of a source URL or some other note, the contents of this presentation are © by the Board of Trustees of University of Illinois. This content is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license ( This license includes the following terms: You are free to share – copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format; and to adapt – remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. • This can be done under the following conditions: attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
    3. 3. Welcome to XSEDE14 !! Challenge: By the end of the meeting, talk with 5 people you have never met before for at least 15 minutes each
    4. 4. State of XSEDE • What is XSEDE? • Highlights of the past year • Objectives for the coming year+ • September Review 4
    5. 5. Motivation for XSEDE: • Scientific advancement across multiple disciplines requires a variety of resources and services • XSEDE is about increased productivity of the community and providing expanded capabilities – leads to more science – is sometimes the difference between a feasible project and an impractical one – lowers barriers to adoption • XSEDE provides a comprehensive eScience infrastructure composed of expertly managed and evolving advanced heterogeneous digital resources and services integrated into a general-purpose infrastructure 5
    6. 6. XSEDE – accelerating scientific discovery • XSEDE’s Vision: a world of digitally enabled researchers, engineers, and scholars participating in multidisciplinary collaborations to tackle society’s grand challenges • XSEDE’s Mission: to substantially enhance the productivity of a growing community of researchers, engineers, and scholars through access to advanced digital services that support open research 6
    7. 7. XSEDE’s Strategic Goals • Deepen and extend the use of the advanced digital research services ecosystem – deepen use by existing researchers, engineers, and scholars – extend use to new communities – prepare the current and next generation via education, training, and outreach – raise the general awareness of the value of advanced digital services • Advance the advanced digital research services ecosystem – create an open and evolving e-infrastructure – enhance the array of technical expertise and support services offered • Sustain the advanced digital research services ecosystem – assure and maintain a reliable and secure infrastructure – provide excellent user support services – operate an effective and innovative virtual organization 7
    8. 8. What is XSEDE? • An ecosystem of advanced digital services accelerating scientific discovery – support a growing portfolio of resources and services • advanced computing, high-end visualization, data analysis, and other resources and services • interoperability with other infrastructures • A virtual organization (partnership!) providing – dynamic distributed infrastructure – support services, and technical expertise to enable researchers engineers and scholars • addressing the most important and challenging problems facing the nation and world • More than just a project funded by the National Science Foundation – XSEDE is a path finding experiment in how to develop, deploy and support e-science infrastructure. 8
    9. 9. XSEDE Factoids: high order bits • 5 year, US$121M project – plus US$9M, 5 year Technology Investigation Service • separate award from NSF – option for additional 5 years of funding upon major review after PY3 • No funding for major hardware – coordination, support and creating a national/international cyberinfrastructure – coordinate allocations, support, training and documentation for >$100M of concurrent project awards from NSF • ~140 FTE /~250 individuals funded across 20 partner institutions – this requires solid partnering! 9
    10. 10. Total Research Funding Supported by XSEDE in Program Year 3 10 $767 million in research supported by XSEDE in PY3 (July 2013-June 2014)
    11. 11. Highlights from Past Year Hitting our stride—regular delivery of value to a broad community of researchers • Facilitated broad range of ground-breaking research • Provided in-depth support contributing to improved user productivity • Added powerful new resources and transitioned users smoothly – integrated/coordinated documentation • Furthered development of undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs • Moved to new metrics-based approach to reporting program progress • User survey and PI interviews show high degree of satisfaction of XSEDE services 11
    12. 12. Highlights from Past Year (cont’d) Hitting our stride—regular delivery of value to a broad community of researchers • Training workshops – online and in person – attracted more than 14,000 participants • Campus Bridging delivered initial "XSEDE Compatible" cluster build tools and use of Globus Online and GFFS for data movement and access • Campus Champions reached new heights – more than 200 Champions at over 175 institutions • Improved publications tracking with extended profiles in XSEDE User Portal – first work from TAS group to calculate citation-based indices, based on XSEDE-supported publications 12
    13. 13. Objectives for Coming Year+ Accelerating the realization of the XSEDE vision • Deliver new or improved software, services and capabilities on a regular basis – enhanced single sign-on; identity management infrastructure; science gateway APIs; Canonical Use Case components • Campus Bridging will promote "XSEDE Compatible" cluster build tools and use of Globus Online and GFFS for data movement and access • Incorporate the fourth cadre of under-represented students into the XSEDE Scholars program • Continue to assists in creation of certificate and degree programs in computational science at higher education institutions 13
    14. 14. Objectives for Coming Year+ (cont’d) Accelerating the realization of the XSEDE vision • Roll-out of a new allocations request system—XRAS • Native mobile versions of the XSEDE User Portal for iOS and Android • Complete baseline architecture and expanded set of defined Use Cases • Deliver a Shared Virtual Compute Facility using global queues spanning both campus and XSEDE resources • Further develop relationships with other resource, service and infrastructure providers – Compute Canada, NAREGI (Japan) 14
    15. 15. September Review of XSEDE by NSF • Major review of XSEDE – accomplishments of first three years of the project – current status of project – trajectory going forward • More than just an annual review – will be basis for NSF decision on possible future funding of XSEDE • If you would like to see XSEDE continue without interruption – talk to your NSF program officer – talk to XSEDE’s NSF program officer: Rudi Eigenmann – talk to other NSF staff: CISE Director, ACI Director, other program officers – send us your statements of why XSEDE is important for you 15
    16. 16. Questions?