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goals resources and services supercomputing 2012 salt lake city nov 12 15 2012
Goals, Resources, and Services

SuperComputing 2012, Salt Lake City

Nov 12-15, 2012

overview
Overview

What is SSERCA?

What are achievable and sustainable goals?

What resources does SSERCA represent?

What services can SSERCA provide?

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what is sserca
What is SSERCA?
  • Sunshine State Education and Research Computing Alliance
    • Runs on top of Florida Lambda Rail infrastructure
    • Website: http://www.sserca.org
    • Add value to members and affiliates
    • Provide cyberinfrastructure
      • Collaboration
      • Innovation

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what is research computing
What is research computing?
  • computing and data management activities related to research
  • including, but not limited to
    • high-performance computing (HPC)
      • parallel computing (GPU and MPI)
    • high-throughput computing (HTC)
    • collection, management, searching, mining of large sets of data (BIGDATA)

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who is the sserca audience
Who is the SSERCA audience?
  • Faculty and investigators at Florida
    • universities,
    • colleges,
    • academic research institutions, and
    • later: startup companies
  • And their students and collaborators

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sserca
SSERCA
  • Is a lightweight virtual entity to
    • Empower members and affiliates
    • Enable collaborations of faculty in the state
    • With others in the state and elsewhere
  • Is not a small
    • OSG
    • XSEDE
    • Cloud service provider

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sserca acts through members
SSERCA acts through members
  • All SSERCA coordinated activities
    • are executed by the members and affiliates
  • SSERCA owns no resources

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overview1
Overview

What is SSERCA?

What are achievable and sustainable goals?

What resources does SSERCA represent?

What services can SSERCA provide?

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achievable goals
Achievable goals
  • Source for communication
  • Place to collect and share expertise
  • Conduct coordinated research
    • On delivering cyberinfrastructure services
    • By and to the members and affiliates
  • Develop
    • best practices
    • relationships

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sustainable goals
Sustainable goals
  • These goals are sustainable
  • Operating
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Are not sustainable for SSERCA
  • Those remain the tasks for members

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focus on collaboration
Focus on collaboration
  • SSERCA members set up
    • Processes
    • Cyberinfrastructure (hard and soft)
    • Services
  • Coordinate and document while doing this
    • To make it easier and faster next time

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need to be nimble
Need to be nimble
  • To help faculty be responsive
  • We need to be ready
  • SSERCA members must invest
    • In preparatory work
    • Research and development
    • Need for dedicated staff at each member institution

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Overview

What is SSERCA?

What are achievable and sustainable goals?

What resources does SSERCA represent?

What services can SSERCA provide?

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sserca resources
SSERCA resources
  • All hardware resources are
    • At the member institutions and in FLR
    • Owned, operated, maintained
  • Human resources are
    • At member and affiliates
      • See bylaws: need for local support person
  • Collaborative framework
    • Communication channels are asset

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sserca services
SSERCA services

Information

Documentation

Coordination

Best practices

Gateway to services provided by members

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SSERCA services
  • Cannot be sustained if
    • they do not align
    • with the goals and mission
    • of the member institution
    • that is providing resources
  • It is critical to keep this alignment

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