BOSS-LDG: A novel computational framework that brings together blue waters, open science grid, shifter and the LIGO data grid to accelerate gravitational wave discovery

E. A. Huerta, Roland Haas, Edgar Fajardo, Daniel Katz, Stuart Anderson, Peter Couvares, Josh Willis, Timothy Bouvet, Jeremy Enos, William T.C. Kramer, Hon Wai Leong, David Wheeler

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Abstract

We present a novel computational framework that connects Blue Waters, the NSF-supported, leadership-class supercomputer operated by NCSA, to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Data Grid via Open Science Grid technology. To enable this computational infrastructure, we configured, for the first time, a LIGO Data Grid Tier-1 Center that can submit heterogeneous LIGO workflows using Open Science Grid facilities. In order to enable a seamless connection between the LIGO Data Grid and Blue Waters via Open Science Grid, we utilize Shifter to containerize LIGO's workflow software. This work represents the first time Open Science Grid, Shifter, and Blue Waters are unified to tackle a scientific problem and, in particular, it is the first time a framework of this nature is used in the context of large scale gravitational wave data analysis. This new framework has been used in the last several weeks of LIGO's second discovery campaign to run the most computationally demanding gravitational wave search workflows on Blue Waters, and accelerate discovery in the emergent field of gravitational wave astrophysics. We discuss the implications of this novel framework for a wider ecosystem of Higher Performance Computing users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages335-344
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538626863
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2017
Event13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2017 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Oct 24 2017Oct 27 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2017

Other

Other13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period10/24/1710/27/17

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Keywords

  • Blue Waters
  • Condor
  • Gravitational Waves
  • LIGO
  • Open Science Grid
  • Pegasus
  • Shifter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Huerta, E. A., Haas, R., Fajardo, E., Katz, D., Anderson, S., Couvares, P., Willis, J., Bouvet, T., Enos, J., Kramer, W. T. C., Leong, H. W., & Wheeler, D. (2017). BOSS-LDG: A novel computational framework that brings together blue waters, open science grid, shifter and the LIGO data grid to accelerate gravitational wave discovery. In Proceedings - 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2017 (pp. 335-344). [8109152] (Proceedings - 13th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/eScience.2017.47