|Long Title:||MUlti-disciplinary diStrIbuted Computing|
|Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale|
Université de Genève
|Project Leader:||N. Abdennadher|
(See also Virtual EZ-Grid)
|Project Dokumentation||Project reports and meeting minutes|
|IFI, "images finding images"||New AAI enabled graphical interface to GIFT software (access with AAI-account)|
|Bridging XWCH modules with ARC runtime environments||ARC-XWCH bridge, internal report part 2: Running ARC jobs on the XtremWebCH volunteer computing platform, runtime environments|
MUSIC has broadened the scope of distributed computing in the Swiss academia in three ways:
For all applications ported on XWCH, execution times were
significantly reduced. An example: in trial runs at University of Geneva, the
analysis with the Selector application could be done 100 times more efficiently
Within MUSIC, a new graphical user interface to the wellknown GIFT software was developed and deployed on a site that uses SWITCH Shibboleth authentication. The attractive design is used by artists with the aim of making it a platform for a Swiss Drawing Day.
The XWCH volunteer computing platform and the applications remain available for the Swiss academic community and they are actively used.
MUSIC aims at bringing together several Swiss higher education institutes by means of a shared high-performance
computing platform called XtremWeb-CH (XWCH) utilised in
the Virtual EZ Grid platform.
The concrete objectives are:
The project team will set up a set of software tools used to assist users to gridify, deploy, execute and monitor user applications.
These tools will allow easy and relatively intuitive use of grid technology by the targeted
communities. The tools will not be developed but "packaged".
The integration of the Virtual EZ Grid platform with the SMSCG Swiss grid platform will be strengthened by enhancing the interoperability of the two middlewares XWCH and ARC.
Three concrete scientific application targeting three different users communities (life science, environment and art) will be gridified and deployed:
The bridging with SMSCG comprises porting at least one SMSCG application into XWCH, and providing an improved ARC-XWCH adaptor that will show XWCH modules as ARC runtime environments.
The scientific communities will profit by the gridfication of new applications, the resulting performance and
availability, better usability and fail-over handling.
The integration of the desktop grid system into the national infrastructure will add value for both.