HPC-Europa: Towards uniform access to European HPC infrastructures

A Oleksiak, A Tullo, P Graham, T Kuczynski, J Nabrzyski, D Szejnfeld, T Sloan

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One of the goals of the HPC-Europa project [1] is to provide users with a. Single Point of Access (SPA) to the resources of HPC centers in Europe. To this end, the HPC-Europa Portal is being built to provide transparent, uniform, flexible and intuitive user access to HPC-Europa resources.

In this paper, we present a mechanism that enables end-users to transparently access the diverse services available in the HPC-Europa environment. The uniform job submission interface that uses this mechanism, utilizing the Job Specification Description Language (JSDL) [3], is described. We also present the architecture of the SPA, based on the GridSphere portal framework [2]. Finally, we discuss the various interoperability problems encountered, in particular those concerning job submission, security and accounting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 6th International Workshop on Grid Computing (GRID)
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7803-9492-5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event6th International Workshop on Grid Computing - Seattle
Duration: 13 Nov 200514 Nov 2005


Conference6th International Workshop on Grid Computing


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