Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) are coming to HPC. Already employed in some services-oriented infrastructures, for example, Argonne Scholar Ryan Chard and collaborators are pioneering their introduction into HPC. From use of Singularity and Globus, this is an HPC-centric introduction indeed.
In this video from Singularity User Group, Ryan Chard from Globus at Argonne National Lab discusses "FuncX: A Function Serving Platform for HPC":
Ian Foster, director of Argonne’s Data Science and Learning division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and an Argonne Distinguished Fellow, has received the 2019 IEEE Computer Society Charles Babbage Award. The award recognizes Foster’s “outstanding contributions in the areas of parallel computing languages, algorithms, and technologies for scalable distributed applications.”
Ian Foster, senior scientist and distinguished fellow, director of the Data Science and Learning Division at Argonne National Laboratory, and the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago, has been selected to receive the 2019 IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) Charles Babbage Award for his “outstanding contributions in the areas of parallel computing languages, algorith
GlobusWorld 2019 has issued its Call for Presentations. The event takes place May 1-2 in Chicago. The event centers around Globus, a secure, reliable research data management service that enables researchers to move, share, publish & discover data via a single interface.
Powered by Globus Auth, XSEDE's Web Single Sign-On (Web SSO) service provides a uniform, consistent, secure way to sign on to web applications using XSEDE user IDs.
Science gateway and application developers can use XSEDE's Web SSO to enable users to sign-on (login) to an application using either campus or XSEDE credentials. This service is based on Globus Auth, an OpenID Connect/OAuth 2.0 service provided by Globus at the University of Chicago.
Widely deployed platform now offers higher assurance levels for data containing PHI, PII, and CUI.
For scientists who need to manage HIPAA-regulated data or other Protected Health Information (PHI), data management and movement can be a challenge. The difficulties of sharing protected data with collaborators often leads researchers to limit their studies by using highly distilled, de-identified data rather than dealing with compliance and security mandates.
Streaming a blockbuster movie in 4K means sending 15 gigabytes of data to your home in two hours. Argonne National Laboratory researchers recently moved approximately 23,000 times more data (more than 340 terabytes) in the same amount of time from Dallas, Texas, to Chicago, Illinois. The transfer was part of a demonstration that took place at SC18, an annual international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.
Globus was honored to be named with the organizations that contributed to the NSF IceCube Neutrino Observatory's project to find first evidence of high-energy cosmic neutrino source to pinpoint the origin of cosmic rays. This project won the HPCwire Editor’s Choice award for "Top HPC-Enabled Scientific Achievement" in 2018. Other organizations named in the award were PSC, SDSC, Stanford University, and XSEDE.