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Wednesday, September 26 • 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Design and Architecture of a Gateway for Supporting Both Batch and Interactive Computing Modes on Supercomputers

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Supercomputing resources are used in both interactive and batch computing modes. The interactive mode is typically used for software development and testing purposes, or for running various command-line tools that work in a user-guided manner. The batch mode is often used for running a large number of jobs simultaneously or for large-scale runs that do not require interaction with the users. We needed a gateway (a web-portal) that could support both interactive and batch computing modes. The interactive mode was required for using a command-line tool for code parallelization through a web browser, and the batch mode was required for compiling and running the programs parallelized using the tool on the production systems at open-science data centers. We are iteratively developing this gateway, and its current version is live at https://ipt.tacc.cloud. An overview of the design and implementation of this gateway is presented in this paper. With minimal modifications, the architecture of this gateway can be reused for supporting other similar projects.

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Rion Dooley

Director of Platform Services and Solutions, Data Machines Corp
Rion Dooley, PhD is the Director of Platform Services and Solutions at Data Machines Corp. He came to DMC from Texas Advanced Computing Center where he spent the last decade integrating new and emerging technologies to build solutions that make it easier to conduct open, digital science... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm CDT
Lil Tex Auditorium, Commons Conference Center 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 137, Austin, TX 78758