I2 community exchange logo 2023
Vas Vasiliadis, University of Chicago (Globus)
May 8, 2023 (All day) to May 11, 2023 (All day)

Atlanta, GA

Westin Peachtree Plaza

Globus will be presenting a couple sessions at this year's Community Exchange:

Session 1

Date: May 9, 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET

Democratizing Compute at All Scales

The advanced computing playing field is fundamentally non-level: a small fraction of researchers have access to substantial resources—with respect to both capacity and capability—that allow them to easily scale their work from proof-of concept to large-scale experiments; but the majority are constrained by a lack of access and the advanced skills required to move from small- to ultra-scale.

A number of efforts, such as the recently announced ACCESS project, are making it easier for disadvantaged groups to compute at scale, but the technical hurdles remain. We will describe and demonstrate how a novel implementation of functions-as-a-service enables even those with only rudimentary programming knowledge to easily compute at any scale, from a laptop to a supercomputer.

Session 2

Date: May 11, 10:30-11:45 a.m. ET

Scaling Instrument Science

A growing number of computationally intensive research activities require commensurate large-scale data management. In particular, high resolution imaging instruments such as cryogenic electron microscopes and synchrotron beam lines require automation of data flows to increase throughput and researcher productivity, as well as to ensure the instrument remains highly utilized.

The Globus platform-as-a-service is increasingly used to easily build and execute automated data flows in this context. We will describe how the platform facilitates end-to-end automation of complex research flows. We will present scenarios from research universities and national facilities that illustrate implementation of common use cases and use these to encourage sharing of requirements and knowledge among attendees.