Toward Interoperable Cyberinfrastructure: Common Descriptions for Computational Resources and Applications

Joe Stubbs, Suresh Marru, Daniel Mejia, Daniel S. Katz, Kyle Chard, Maytal Dahan, Marlon Pierce, Michael Zentner

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Abstract

The user-facing components of the Cyberinfrastructure (CI) ecosystem, science gateways and scientific workflow systems, share a common need of interfacing with physical resources (storage systems and execution environments) to manage data and execute codes (applications). However, there is no uniform, platform-independent way to describe either the resources or the applications. To address this, we propose uniform semantics for describing resources and applications that will be relevant to a diverse set of stakeholders. We sketch a solution to the problem of a common description and catalog of resources: we describe an approach to implementing a resource registry for use by the community and discuss potential approaches to some long-term challenges. We conclude by looking ahead to the application description language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPEARC 2020 - Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2020
Subtitle of host publicationCatch the Wave
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages522-525
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366892
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 2020
Event2020 Conference on Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing: Catch the Wave, PEARC 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2020Jul 31 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference2020 Conference on Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing: Catch the Wave, PEARC 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/27/207/31/20

Keywords

  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • application description
  • interoperability
  • resource description
  • science gateways
  • science gateways community institute

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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