ExTENCI Testing, Validation, and Performance

Project ID
FG-201
Project Categories
Computer Science
NSF Grant Number
1007115
NSF Grant URL
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1007115
Completed
Abstract
The ExTENCI project is developing and providing production quality enhancements to the National CyberInfrastructure that will enable specific science applications to more easily use both OSG and XSEDE or broaden access to a capability to both XSEDE and OSG users. One project within ExTENCI is developing tools and portals to create, manage, deploy, and submit VMs to cloud computing services. Another is providing Lustre/WAN capability to the National CI, including within a VM. As part of that work, we want to test and validate the performance of these capabilities using different cloud technologies and implementations. We are proposing the use of FutureGrid for these purposes.
Use of FutureSystems
We want to use FutureGrid to test and validate the performance of tools and portals to create, manage, deploy, and submit VMs to cloud computing services.
Scale of Use
We needs a few (10s) of VMs to verify tools and performance. Optionally, based on availability, we could employ 100s of VMs on a production science workload to test performance at production levels and complete science work in the process.