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Service Developers Roundtable at GEC16

Tuesday, March 19, 8:30am - 10am
Room:
Session leader: Harry Mussman (GENI Project Office, Raytheon BBN Technologies)

Description

This session will focus on the evolution of tools and services to allow GENI to work towards a "unified experiment environment".

The discussion topics are:

  • Future of graphical resource assignment tools
  • Integration of portals and all tools with graphical interfaces
  • Introduction of the OMF to configure and orchestrate Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) services and the experimenter's application services

In each case, we will start with a review of current tools and services, and then have a round-table discussion possible next steps towards a “unified experiment environment”.

Finally, we will form teams to continue the discussion.

Pre-Requisites

None

Agenda

This is a tentative agenda, which may change.

1) Introductions

8:30am

2) Future of graphical resource assignment tools

8:35am

Introduction

Harry Mussman

GENI experiment management Step 3: Obtain slice, install software

  • Now: ExoGENI typically using Flukes to obtain slice, load images/pkgs
  • Now: InstaGENI typically using FLACK to obtain slice, load images/pkgs
  • Next: move towards common graphical resource assignment tool for both ExoGENI and InstaGENI racks

Current GENI CH Portal

(Tom Mitchell or Aaron Helsinger)
5min

3 slides: current config; current capabilities and issues; future possibilities

Current FLACK tool

(Rob Ricci)
5min

3 slides: current config; current capabilities and issues; future possibilities

Current Flukes tool

(Ilia Baldine)
2min

2 slides: current config; current capabilities and issues; future possibilities

Roundtable discussion

15min
(Tom Mitchell); (Ilia Baldine); (Rob Ricci); Niky Riga

How do we move towards common graphical resource assignment tool for both ExoGENI and InstaGENI racks?

What features are required? desirable?

What is relationship to portals?

[Any additional topics, suggestions and issues suggested AHEAD OF TIME by members of roundtable?]

At the end:

  • List of conclusions
  • List of issues
  • Team to continue discussion

3) Rationalization of all graphical portals, and all graphical tools

9:05am

Introduction

Harry Mussman

GENI experiment management Step 2: Establish exper mgmt environment

  • Next: GENI CH Portal, to establish credentials, and enter GENI

GENI experiment management Step 3: Obtain slice, install software

  • Now: ExoGENI typically using Flukes to obtain slice, load images/pkgs
  • Now: InstaGENI typically using FLACK to obtain slice, load images/pkgs
  • Next: move towards common graphical resource assignment tool for both ExoGENI and InstaGENI racks

GENI experiment management Step 5: Run/orchestrate Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) services and the experimenter's application services

  • Now: GEMINI I&M tools use portal to GUI, to config/orchestrate
  • Now: GEMINI I&M tools use portal to GUI, to configure and present graphs
  • Now: GIMI I&M tools use portal including GUI, to configure and present graphs

GENI experiment management Step 6: Analyze

  • Now: Both use portal on GENI Storage Service (iRODS) to curate files (objects)

Next: Integration of portals and all tools with graphical interfaces, to better unify experiment environment

Current GENI CH Portal

(Tom Mitchell or Aaron Helsinger)
5min

3 slides: current config; current capabilities and issues; future possibilities

Current GEMINI Portal (GENI Desktop)

(Jim Griffioen)
5min

3 slides: current config; current capabilities and issues; future possibilities

Current GIMI Portal/GUI

(Mike Zink)
5min

3 slides: current config; current capabilities and issues; future possibilities

Roundtable discussion

15min (Tom Mitchell or Aaron Helsinger); (Jim Griffioen); (Mike Zink); (Jeanne Ohren)

How to we move towards integration of portals and all tools with graphical interfaces, to better unify experiment environment?

Consider:

  • Consider single sign-on at GENI CH portal,
  • then link to GEMINI Portal (GENI Desktop) for entry into I&M tools,
  • then link to I&M GUIs (including the GIMI portal/GUI and the iRODS portal/GUI)

What features are required? desirable?

[Any additional topics, suggestions and issues suggested AHEAD OF TIME by members of roundtable?]

At the end:

  • List of conclusions
  • List of issues
  • Team to continue discussion

5) Introduction of OMF to config/orchestrate I&M and ExpApp services

9:35am

Introduction

Harry Mussman

Step 5: Run/orchestrate I&M and exp app

  • Now: GEMINI uses portal to GUI, to config/orchestrate
  • Now: GIMI uses OMF EC with Ruby script to config/orchestrate
  • Gap: no common way to config/orchestrate exp apps
  • Next: Need to rationalize orchestration of all services, including GIMI, GEMINI and Exp Apps, to better unify experiment environment

  • Suggest: Introduce OMF for config/orchestration of all I&M tools and Exp Apps; later, add optional graphical interface

Summarize OMF capabilities

Max Ott 10min

5 slides: current config; current capabilities and issues; future possibilities

Roundtable discussion

Max Ott; Marshall Brinn; Martin Swany; Fraida Fund 15min

How/when to introduce OMF for config/orchestration of all I&M tools and Exp Apps

Later, add optional graphical interface?

[Any additional topics, suggestions and issues suggested AHEAD OF TIME by members of roundtable?]

At the end: any conclusions, list of issues, team to continue discussion

6) Adjourn

10am

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