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Welcome to '''UABgrid'''
 
Welcome to '''UABgrid'''
  
UABgrid is a technology platform designed to support research at UAB.
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UABgrid is a technology platform being built 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.
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UABgrid provides a framework for sharing data, accessing compute power, and collaborating with peers on campus and around the globe.  Our goal is to construct a dynamic network of services that supports the development and execution of advanced research processes.
  
 
The UABgrid pilot was launched in September 2007 and has since focused on demonstrating the utility of the platform in three key areas:
 
The UABgrid pilot was launched in September 2007 and has since focused on demonstrating the utility of the platform in three key areas:
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* '''Collaboration''' - putting the tools you need to work with others at your fingertips
 
* '''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 [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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The research platform is being built on the same technology foundation that has successfully served 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].  
  
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]
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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].
 
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== Current Initiatives ==
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* High-Performance Computing
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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.
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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].
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* Data Sharing
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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.
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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.
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* Collaboration
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** 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
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** Additional tools will be added as time allows and interests evolve.
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Revision as of 15:19, 23 June 2009

Welcome to UABgrid

UABgrid is a technology platform being built to support research at UAB.

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

The UABgrid pilot 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

The research platform is being built on the same technology foundation that has successfully served 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.

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