D6.3: Analysis of New Services

Janez Povh
2017 Zenodo  
This document presents the work done within Task 6.2 by middle of September 2017. This task aims to (i) continue development of the four services started already in PRACE-4IP within Task 6.2 and (ii) to start development of two new services. More precisely, we present how to continue the following services initiated in PRACE-4IP: Service 1: The provision of urgent computing Service 2: Links to large-scale scientific instruments Service 3: Smart post processing tools including in situ
more » ... on Service 4: Provision of repositories for European open source scientific libraries and applications Additionally, we consider two new services: Service 5: Evaluation of lightweight virtualisation technology Service 6: Evaluation of new prototypes for Data Analytics services The work in Task 6.2 is coordinated by ULFME. Partners working on this task are grouped in six subgroups, one for each service. In this deliverable, we present motivations for the continuation of services from PRACE-4IP or for start of new state of the art services, the work done in period January 2017 – midd of September 2017 and the operational plan for the work to be done by the end of the project. We demonstrate that: Service 1 needs strategic discussion on PRACE BoD (Board of Directors) levels on how to attract real end-users. The working groups engaged in this service in PRACE-4IP has not detected any real user that would be willing to enter into joint pilot. Service 2 is demonstrating very positive developments due to engagement of PRACE BoD (Board of Directors) members, especially the pilots defined by European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) which are very promising; Service 3 is very relevant and address a large HPC community. The solutions that were pointed out as most relevant will be further tested and deployed on more HPC sites. Service 4 has matured enough to move into a regular service of WP6. The transition will be completed by the end of 2017. Services 5 and 6 are new and are aligned with the huge importance of adaptin [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6805984 fatcat:k3p6jkg73veizftwr3i4zrhlzy