National Federated Compute Platforms: The Pacific Research Platform – Larry Smarr – 9-22-21 – Presentation
NSF Virtual CC* PI Workshop
September 22, 2021
Pacific Research Platform: Its Legacy and Promise – June 22, 2021 – Virtual Building on years of research in network engineering and data-intensive collaborative science, the Pacific Research Platform was born in 2015 with a grant from the National Science Foundation. It aimed to knit together major university research networks Read more…
The CASPER workshop is a annual workshop where FPGA, GPU, and general heterogeneous system programmers get together to discuss new instruments in radio astronomy, as well as the tools and libraries for developing and manipulating these instruments.
The PRP team is able to track the computing (CPU and GPU) usage of each of the 400+ namespaces in PRP’s Nautilus Kubernetes hypercluster, which connects nearly 30 campuses and national laboratories. The PRP Nautilus distributed cyberinfrastructure hosts over 7000 CPU-cores and over 500 32-bit GPUs.
The PRP/NRP/GRP now represents a partnership among more than 50 institutions. Most host Flash I/O Network Appliances (FIONAs), which are rack-mounted PCs. FIONAs are advanced Science DMZ Data Transfer Nodes, optimized for 10-100Gbps data transfer and sharing. Many sport two to eight GPU add-in boards. 165 of these 10-100G connected Read more…
Datanami recently caught up with Smarr to get his take on how new technologies like Kubernetes and 5G are changing the distributed computing game.
Larry is a physicist and leader in scientific computing, supercomputer applications, and Internet infrastructure. He’ll be speaking about the Pacific Research Platform (PRP), and the Nautilus Project.