SC Conference - Activity Details

The HPC Profile: Standardized Web Services Access to Compute Clusters

Primary Session Leader:
Marty Humphrey  (University of Virginia)

Birds-of-a-Feather Session
Wednesday,  05:30PM - 07:00PM
Room 18A/18B/18C/18D
Interoperability between clusters within and across enterprises can be a challenge. Users are tired of being tied to a particular system because they already know how to use it and can't face learning a new interface or language. They want to learn ONE way to submit their job that works across multiple platforms and vendors! In this BOF we give an overview of the HPC Profile, which is a secure open standard based on Web services for submitting and controlling jobs on compute clusters. We describe both the "Basic" profile as well as a number of emerging "Extensions". We have short presentations by Platform Computing, Microsoft, the University of Virginia, and others, to describe their support for the HPC Profile (and open-source implementations). In this BOF, we strongly encourage attendees to provide community feedback on the HPC Profile, make feature requests, and get involved!
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