D6.4: Development of Prototypal New Services

Janez Povh
2019 Zenodo  
In this deliverable, we present results obtained in Task 6.2 of Work Package 6 of the PRACE-5IP project. This task was focused on six services that had potential to address some of the widely recognised needs in scientific computing. Four services were already investigated within the preceding project PRACE-4IP: (1) the provision of urgent computing services, (2) links to large-scale scientific instruments (i.e. satellites, laser facilities, sequencers, synchrotrons, etc.), (3) smart post
more » ... sing tools including in-situ visualization, and (4) provisioning of repositories for European open source scientific libraries and applications. Additionally, we have analysed within PRACE-5IP project two new services: (5) Evaluation of lightweight virtualisation technology and (6) Evaluation of new prototypes for Data Analytics services. At the beginning of this project we have decided that PRACE-4IP brought service 4 to a level that is ready for migration to a regular PRACE service, so the team working on this service focus to activities needed for migration. For the other three services inherited from PRACE-4IP we have decide to continue evaluation and testing and results are reported in this document. For the two new services we have created competent teams from partner institutions that followed the operational plans prepared in deliverable D6.3 and have done a long list of activities which have resulted in many test scripts, benchmark results, dissemination and training activities and are described in this document. The deliverable has therefore six main sections – one for each service. Each section contains description of the service, the list of planned activities, report of the work done within PRACE-5IP and final conclusion based on the results of the activities. This document is therefore also a basis for work in Task 6.2 of PRACE-6IP and will help the partners to decide which services are matured enough to be upgraded into regular services, which will remain in a pilot phase and which will be cl [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6805985 fatcat:lhb6v3nen5daxpydswfonlkqxu