Development of e-Engineering Infrastructure using Grid Technologies for Efficient Management and Secured Access to HPC Resources

Principal Investigator:

Co-PI(s): Prof Cai Wentong, A/P Lee Bu Sung, Dr Jie Wei (IHPC)

Starting Date: 2002-01

Duration: NIL

Funding Source: Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) Collaborative Research Project

Overview:

A Grid is a hardware and software infrastructure that provides flexible, secure, coordinated resource sharing among dynamic collections of individuals and institutions, referred to as virtual organizations. It has been coined as tomorrow´┐Żs supercomputer. The development of Grid technologies is mainly driven by the large-scale science and engineering applications that require huge amounts of resources. The objective of this project is to develop an e-Engineering infrastructure with a pool of Grid services for efficient management of HPC resources. By providing fast, easy and secured access to resources, the infrastructure will allow users to concentrate on application development. The infrastructure will support the development of large applications that cannot be solved by a single computer. Such resource sharing improves the utilization of expensive resources and increases performance/price ratio. Monitoring of resources using the e-Engineering infrastructure allows for optimal resource administration and planning.The research and development will mainly focus on Grid services including directory and scheduling services, data management and execution management. Existing Grid portals and Grid security services will be adopted.