Toward Interoperable Cyberinfrastructure: Common Descriptions for Computational Resources and Applications

Joe Stubbs, Suresh Marru, Daniel Mejia, Daniel S. Katz, Kyle Chard, Maytal Dahan, Marlon Pierce, Michael Zentner
2020 Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing  
The user-facing components of the Cyberinfrastructure (CI) ecosystem, science gateways and scientific workflow systems, share a common need of interfacing with physical resources (storage systems and execution environments) to manage data and execute codes (applications). However, there is no uniform, platform-independent way to describe either the resources or the applications. To address this, we propose uniform semantics for describing resources and applications that will be relevant to a
more » ... erse set of stakeholders. We sketch a solution to the problem of a common description and catalog of resources: we describe an approach to implementing a resource registry for use by the community and discuss potential approaches to some long-term challenges. We conclude by looking ahead to the application description language.
doi:10.1145/3311790.3400848 dblp:conf/xsede/StubbsM0KCDPZ20 fatcat:miwvy4mecfflpcpreoldu3kwle