Accessing distributed computing resources using DIRAC services
I. Pelevanjuk, A. Tsaregorodtsev
Tuesday 13 Desember 2016 at 16.00
Room 310, LIT, JINR
Data intensive applications requiring simultaneous use of large amounts of computing resources are becoming quite common. This domain was pioneered by High Energy Physics (HEP) experiments at the LHC collider at CERN. However, researchers in other branches of science and industry start to have similar requirements. The experience and software tools accumulated in the HEP experiments can be very valuable for these communities. One of the software toolkits developed for building distributed computing systems is the DIRAC interware. It allows seamless integration into a single coherent system of computing and storage resources based on different technologies. This product was very successful to solve problems of large HEP experiments and was reworked in order to offer a general-purpose solution suitable for other domains.
Services based on the DIRAC interware are now proposed to users of several distributed computing infrastructures on the national and European levels. This significantly lowers the threshold to start working with large scale distributed computing systems for the new researchers.