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Welcome to '''UABgrid'''
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Welcome to '''UABgrid'''
  
UABgrid is a technology platform designed to support sharing data, accessing compute power, and collaborating on campus and around the globe.  It is an information network that supports the exchange of services between trusted providers and users.
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UABgrid is a technology platform designed to support research at UAB.
  
UABgrid is a pilot project of UAB IT that was launched in September 2007The pilot is focused on demonstrating the utility of this technology platform in three key areas:
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UABgrid is a framework for sharing data, accessing compute power, and collaborating with peers on campus and around the globeOur goal is to provide a dynamic network of services that supports the development and execution of advanced research processes.
  
* '''High-Performance Computing''' (HPC)
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The pilot project was launched in September 2007 and has since focused on demonstrating the utility of the platform in three key areas:
* '''Data Sharing'''
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* '''Collaboration'''
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UABgrid is being built on technologies that are the foundation of many national and international initiatives like  [https://cabig.nci.nih.gov caBIG], the [http://opensciencegrid.org/ Open Science Grid], [http://www.teragrid.org/ TeraGrid], and the [http://lcg.web.cern.ch/LCG/ LHC Computing Grid].
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* '''High Performance Computing''' (HPC) - combining clusters to power even the largest work loads
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* '''Data Sharing''' - supporting the trusted exchange of information to spark new ideas
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* '''Collaboration''' - putting the tools you need to work with others at your fingertips
  
UABgrid construction is being lead by UAB IT in collaboration with a growing list of collaborators on campus, including Computer Science, Engineering, CCC, CCTS, and HSIS. UABgrid follows the open source development model, and its construction is managed via the [http://dev.uabgrid.uab.edu development portal].   
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This UAB research platform is being built on a technology foundation that serves the needs of prominent national and international initiatives like [https://cabig.nci.nih.gov caBIG], the [http://opensciencegrid.org/ Open Science Grid], [http://www.teragrid.org/ TeraGrid], and the [http://lcg.web.cern.ch/LCG/ LHC Computing Grid].
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Construction of the research platform is lead by UAB IT in conjunction with a growing list of collaborators, including Computer Science, Engineering, CCC, CCTS, and HSIS. Our process follows an open source development model and is managed via the [http://dev.uabgrid.uab.edu UABgrid development portal].   
  
 
== Current Initiatives ==
 
== Current Initiatives ==
  
 
* High-Performance Computing
 
* High-Performance Computing
** [[Cheaha]] is a shared resource for powering compute intensive research work loads. Cheaha provides 3Teraflops of dedicated compute power and can leverage additional grid-connected compute resources on campus and regionally via [http://www.suragrid.org SURAgrid].  
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** [[Cheaha]] is a resource for powering compute intensive research work loads. Cheaha provides 3Teraflops of dedicated compute power and can harness additional compute pools on and off campus in order to process even the most demanding compute work loads.
** In March 2009 we [http://vo.uabgrid.uab.edu/sympa/arc/ug-announce/2009-03/msg00000.html successfully completed a demonstration] of the power available through grid-computing by running a 1000 compute-hour bio-statistics workload in 4 hours on using [http://www.opensciencegrid.org Open Science Grid].
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** In March 2009 we [http://vo.uabgrid.uab.edu/sympa/arc/ug-announce/2009-03/msg00000.html successfully completed a demonstration] of the aggregate power available via the grid by running a 1000 compute-hour bio-statistics workload in 4 hours on the [http://www.opensciencegrid.org Open Science Grid].
  
 
* Data Sharing
 
* Data Sharing
** [https://cabig.nci.nih.gov caBIG] is an initiative of the National Cancer Institute to share data between cancer centers across the country. Two UAB data services have been connected to the national network. The
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** [https://cabig.nci.nih.gov caBIG] is an initiative of the National Cancer Institute to share data between cancer centers across the country. Two UAB data services have been connected to this national network.
** A [http://dev.uabgrid.uab.edu/wiki/ResearchStorageSystem Research Storage System is being constructed to facilitate the execution of demanding computations and simplify the management of user data collections.  
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** A [http://dev.uabgrid.uab.edu/wiki/ResearchStorageSystem Research Storage System is being constructed to facilitate the execution of demanding computations and simplify the management of user data collections.
  
 
* Collaboration
 
* Collaboration
 
** The UABgrid pilot includes several popular web collaboration tools (wiki, email, and project management) that are being actively used in the development of UABgrid itself and  
 
** The UABgrid pilot includes several popular web collaboration tools (wiki, email, and project management) that are being actively used in the development of UABgrid itself and  
 
** Additional tools will be added as time allows and interests evolve.
 
** Additional tools will be added as time allows and interests evolve.

Revision as of 14:21, 23 June 2009

Welcome to UABgrid

UABgrid is a technology platform designed to support research at UAB.

UABgrid is a framework for sharing data, accessing compute power, and collaborating with peers on campus and around the globe. Our goal is to provide a dynamic network of services that supports the development and execution of advanced research processes.

The pilot project was launched in September 2007 and has since focused on demonstrating the utility of the platform in three key areas:

  • High Performance Computing (HPC) - combining clusters to power even the largest work loads
  • Data Sharing - supporting the trusted exchange of information to spark new ideas
  • Collaboration - putting the tools you need to work with others at your fingertips

This UAB research platform is being built on a technology foundation that serves the needs of prominent national and international initiatives like caBIG, the Open Science Grid, TeraGrid, and the LHC Computing Grid.

Construction of the research platform is lead by UAB IT in conjunction with a growing list of collaborators, including Computer Science, Engineering, CCC, CCTS, and HSIS. Our process follows an open source development model and is managed via the UABgrid development portal.

Current Initiatives

  • High-Performance Computing
    • Cheaha is a resource for powering compute intensive research work loads. Cheaha provides 3Teraflops of dedicated compute power and can harness additional compute pools on and off campus in order to process even the most demanding compute work loads.
    • In March 2009 we successfully completed a demonstration of the aggregate power available via the grid by running a 1000 compute-hour bio-statistics workload in 4 hours on the Open Science Grid.
  • Data Sharing
    • caBIG is an initiative of the National Cancer Institute to share data between cancer centers across the country. Two UAB data services have been connected to this national network.
    • A [http://dev.uabgrid.uab.edu/wiki/ResearchStorageSystem Research Storage System is being constructed to facilitate the execution of demanding computations and simplify the management of user data collections.
  • Collaboration
    • The UABgrid pilot includes several popular web collaboration tools (wiki, email, and project management) that are being actively used in the development of UABgrid itself and
    • Additional tools will be added as time allows and interests evolve.
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