XRAS: Allocations software as a service in XSEDE

David L. Hart, Amy Schuele, Ester Soriano, Maytal Dahan, Matthew Hanlon

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With a recently deployed software-As-A-service offering, the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is extending to other client organizations the ability to take advantage of the XSEDE Resource Allocation Service (XRAS), a comprehensive allocations environment for managing the submission, review, and awarding of resource allocations. This effort was launched to refine and revise a legacy system and more than 15 years' worth of incremental improvements; to better integrate and position the allocations service within the XSEDE infrastructure; and to help streamline the allocations processes across a broader set of cyberinfrastructure investments. Because the allocation processes for most high-performance computing providers are typically variations on a common high-level approach, XRAS can deliver allocations software-As-A-service through a set of common tools and interfaces enhanced by flexible mechanisms that allow clients to tailor the environment to meet the needs of their process. By offering such a service to the eScience community, we can leverage the unique expertise of the XSEDE team and expand opportunities for open science by sharing the interfaces needed to manage resource allocations for both large and small institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XSEDE 2014 Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEngaging Communities
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450328937
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 Annual Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, XSEDE 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jul 13 2014Jul 18 2014

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other2014 Annual Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, XSEDE 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA


  • Allocations
  • Infrastructure
  • Management
  • Measurement
  • Softwareas-A-service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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