DIRAC system for EGI communities

Giuseppe La Rocca (EGI.eu)

DIRAC Project is providing a framework for building distributed computing systems and applications with high computating and storage/data demands. Services based on this framework are available for the EGI users since 2014 (at http://dirac.egi.eu/). during the webinar the main capabilities of the system will be introduced and demonstrated.

The DIRAC4EGI service includes a powerful Workload and Data Management System that is able to handle user payloads running on any EGI grid and cloud resource, as well as on other computing resources (such as institutional clusters). The key capabilities of the system are:

  • The DIRAC job scheduler uses the "pilot job" paradigm which ensures high efficiency and fast turn-around of user tasks both on local and on remote computers.
  • The versatile File Catalog component keeps track of file locations and replicas and allows the description of data with user defined metadata for efficient data searches.
  • Services are accessible with friendly user interfaces: a Web Portal, a rich set of command line tools and a Python API. Through these interfaces the user can ineract with distributed resources as they were a single large computer.
  • A RESTful service interface is also available for the use by existing application gateways and portals.

The Webinar event is open for anyone. Registration is not required, but recommended prior to the event. (Using the 'Apply here' link below)

Webinar connection link: http://connect.ct.infn.it/egi-inspire-jra1

The recording of the webinar is available at: http://connect.ct.infn.it/p3tj8sthvf0/

  • Baptaite Grenier
  • Corina Dulea
  • David Antos
  • Eloi Puertas
  • Giuseppe La Rocca
  • Jean-Marc Frigerio
  • Juhui Wang
  • Laura del Cano
  • Maggie Hellström
  • Mihnea Dulea
  • Mikael Trellet
  • Pesa Radim
  • Themis Athanassiadou
  • Ute Karstens
    • 3:00 PM 3:05 PM
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Dr Giuseppe La Rocca (EGI.eu)
    • 3:05 PM 3:25 PM
      Accessing EGI resources with DIRAC 20m
      Speaker: Andrei Tsaregorodtsev (CNRS)
    • 3:25 PM 3:45 PM
      Demonstration 20m
    • 3:45 PM 4:30 PM
      Q&A and discussion of use cases 45m