SMSCG (phase 2)
|Long Title:||Swiss Multi-Science Computing Grid (phase 2)|
Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale
Université de Lausanne
Universita della Svizzera Italiana
Eidg. Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft (WSL)
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics/Vital-IT (unfunded partner)
SWITCH - Teleinformatikdienste für Lehre und Forschung
|Project Leader:||S. Maffioletti|
|Deputy Project Leader:||P. Flury|
|Notes:||SMSCG is also a Swiss National Grid Association (SwiNG) Working Group|
|New release of the SMSCG monitor||This release of the SMSCG monitor provides access to both the user monitoring interface and the system monitoring infrastructure.|
|HTC dedicated solutions mostly developed with the GC3Pie framework||Technical details as well as usage information.
gcrypto High Throughput cryptographic analysis.
ggamess High Throughput GAMESS data analysis.
gosetta High Throughput ROSETTA data analysis.
gpremium Model calibration using Global Optimization for economic models.
gmhc_coev Matlab based implementation of an individual-based population genetic model.
|WP2-IAP3 Users evaluation feedback||From this page it is possible to display detailed accounting information. Both number of jobs and used walltime can be classified per available resource and/or per Virtual Organization.|
During the second part of the project, a more aggressive approach has been taken in order to reach out more user groups. The combination of a production-ready infrastructure and a personalized user support allowed to establish a small but active user community that leverage the SMSCG infrastructure to address part of their computational requirements. The personalized solutions that have been developed for the specific usecases create a natural dependency on the SMSCG infrastructure, thus providing the first step towards the establishment of a dedicated user community.
Based on Swiss technology contributions (such as the Short Life Credential Service SLCS), any Swiss academic user can use her university login to request access to the computational Grid infrastructure and the related storage services. That is a unique feature that to the best of our knowledge no other country has yet achieved.
Grid technology is changing rapidly. In fact, it is moving towards cloud approaches which make
it even easier for end users to just use their applications and software in a distributed computing
environment. Switzerland has already started to use cloud resources, and the SMSCG team is
ready to make the next step in the technology evolution.
SMSCG will continue its future activities within the SMSCG-III project.
From the experiences gained in SMSCG phase 1 the need to concentrate on the following issues has been identified:
The work is divided into the following work packages: