EDISON Science Gateway: A Cyber-Environment for Domain-Neutral Scientific Computing

Hoon RYU  Jung-Lok YU  Duseok JIN  Jun-Hyung LEE  Dukyun NAM  Jongsuk LEE  Kumwon CHO  Hee-Jung BYUN  Okhwan BYEON  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E97-D   No.8   pp.1953-1964
Publication Date: 2014/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E97.D.1953
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Cyberworlds)
Category: Scientific Application
Keyword: 
science gateway,  high performance computing service (HPCS),  computational science,  technology computer-aided design (TCAD) simulations,  

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Summary: 
We discuss a new high performance computing service (HPCS) platform that has been developed to provide domain-neutral computing service under the governmental support from “EDucation-research Integration through Simulation On the Net” (EDISON) project. With a first focus on technical features, we not only present in-depth explanations of the implementation details, but also describe the strengths of the EDISON platform against the successful nanoHUB.org gateway. To validate the performance and utility of the platform, we provide benchmarking results for the resource virtualization framework, and prove the stability and promptness of the EDISON platform in processing simulation requests by analyzing several statistical datasets obtained from a three-month trial service in the initiative area of computational nanoelectronics. We firmly believe that this work provides a good opportunity for understanding the science gateway project ongoing for the first time in Republic of Korea, and that the technical details presented here can be served as an useful guideline for any potential designs of HPCS platforms.