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  1. e-Science Update Steve Gough, ITS 19 Feb 2007

  2. e-Science • large scale science increasingly carried out through distributed global collaborations • enabled by the Internet • access to very large data collections • very large scale computing resources • high performance visualisation NeSC web site, in turn taken from the Research Council e-Science Core Programme e-Science Update

  3. e-Science • easy access to expensive remote facilities • computing resources • dedicated Teraflop computers or cheap collections of PCs • information stored in dedicated databases NeSC web site, in turn taken from the Research Council e-Science Core Programme e-Science Update

  4. The Grid • an architecture proposed to bring all these issues together • the Grid as an enabler for Virtual Organisations • "An infrastructure that enables flexible, secure, coordinated resource sharing among dynamic collections of individuals, institutions and resources." • Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman • inventors of the Globus approach to the Grid NeSC web site, in turn taken from the Research Council e-Science Core Programme e-Science Update

  5. Study of Users' Priorities for E-Infrastructure for Research • SUPER • continuing study by staff from: • National e-Science Centre (NeSC) • Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute UK (OMII-UK) • Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC) e-Science Update

  6. SUPER • found 5 main issues with existing users: • distributed file management and policy • tools to support the creation and use of dynamic virtual organisations • need to support projects through tools and training • authentication, software licensing, and reliable and consistent environments • user interaction with e-infrastructure services through defined APIs, scripting environments, and graphical workflow environments e-Science Update

  7. e-Science Development Officer • stimulate research collaboration • within Reading and between Reading & other institutions • maximise use of developing resources • work with academics • based in ITS, but • work with existing experts • SSE, ESSC, ACET, Meteorology etc • closing date 2/3/07 e-Science Update

  8. National Grid Service (NGS) • mission: • to provide coherent electronic access for UK researchers to all computational and data based resources and facilities required to carry out their research, independent of resource or researcher location • http://www.grid-support.ac.uk/ e-Science Update

  9. National Grid Service (NGS) • 2 compute nodes • Oxford & White Rose Grid • 2 data nodes • Manchester & RAL e-Science Update

  10. Reading Grid • 200+ classroom PCs running CoLinux image • using spare CPU power • PCs join a condor pool of local computers • joining Reading & Oxford Grids? • can we add PCs in schools? • more from Ian Bland later e-Science Update

  11. Reading e-Science Centre (ReSC) • promote e-Science methods in the environmental science community • http://www.resc.rdg.ac.uk/ • more from Jon Blower ... e-Science Update