Campus grids: Bringing additional computational resources to HEP researchers

Derek Weitzel, Dan Fraser, Brian Bockelman, David Swanson

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Abstract

It is common at research institutions to maintain multiple clusters that represent different owners or generations of hardware, or that fulfill different needs and policies. Many of these clusters are consistently under utilized while researchers on campus could greatly benefit from these unused capabilities. By leveraging principles from the Open Science Grid it is now possible to utilize these resources by forming a lightweight campus grid. The campus grids framework enables jobs that are submitted to one cluster to overflow, when necessary, to other clusters within the campus using whatever authentication mechanisms are available on campus. This framework is currently being used on several campuses to run HEP and other science jobs. Further, the framework has in some cases been expanded beyond the campus boundary by bridging campus grids into a regional grid, and can even be used to integrate resources from a national cyberinfrastructure such as the Open Science Grid. This paper will highlight 18 months of operational experiences creating campus grids in the US, and the different campus configurations that have successfully utilized the campus grid infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032116
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume396
Issue numberPART 3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventInternational Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics 2012, CHEP 2012 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: May 21 2012May 25 2012

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