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Wednesday, July 20 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
BOF: XSEDE Resource Allocation Service (XRAS)

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The eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) developed Resource Allocation Service (XRAS) is a software as a service solution for managing allocation requests for resources, instruments and collaborations. The XRAS service is offered to interested clients outside of XSEDE as a way to manage their allocation needs. This BOF session will include demonstrations of the XRAS system in place for XSEDE, The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Blue Waters, as well as showcase the features of XRAS and explain interactions with potential client organizations. 

XRAS provides data storage as well as interfaces for the submission, review and awarding of these allocation requests. Because the allocation processes for most shared resource 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 resource providers to tailor the environment to meet the needs of their process. Through this service, campuses can leverage the expertise of XSEDE (and prior programs) in managing national HPC allocations processes over more than 20 years with a minimum investment of local effort and establish integration with the national NSF-supported HPC cyberinfrastructure. By offering this service to the eScience community, XSEDE intends to expand opportunities for open science by sharing the interfaces needed to manage resource allocations for both large and small institutions. 

Speakers
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David Hart

User Services Section Manager, National Center for Atmospheric Research


Wednesday July 20, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Brickell

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