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BOSS-LDG: A Novel Computational Framework That Brings Together Blue Waters, Open Science Grid, Shifter and the LIGO Data Grid to Accelerate Gravitational Wave Discovery

Huerta, E. A. and Haas, Roland and Fajardo, Edgar and Katz, Daniel S. and Anderson, Stuart and Couvares, Peter and Willis, Josh and Bouvet, Timothy and Enos, Jeremy and Kramer, William T. C. and Leong, Hon Wai and Wheeler, David (2017) BOSS-LDG: A Novel Computational Framework That Brings Together Blue Waters, Open Science Grid, Shifter and the LIGO Data Grid to Accelerate Gravitational Wave Discovery. In: 2017 IEEE 13th International Conference on e-Science (e-Science). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 335-344. ISBN 978-1-5386-2686-3. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180314-141950800

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Abstract

We present a novel computational framework that connects Blue Waters, the NSF-supported, leadership-class supercomputer operated by NCSA, to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Data Grid via Open Science Grid technology. To enable this computational infrastructure, we configured, for the first time, a LIGO Data Grid Tier-1 Center that can submit heterogeneous LIGO workflows using Open Science Grid facilities. In order to enable a seamless connection between the LIGO Data Grid and Blue Waters via Open Science Grid, we utilize Shifter to containerize LIGO's workflow software. This work represents the first time Open Science Grid, Shifter, and Blue Waters are unified to tackle a scientific problem and, in particular, it is the first time a framework of this nature is used in the context of large scale gravitational wave data analysis. This new framework has been used in the last several weeks of LIGO's second discovery campaign to run the most computationally demanding gravitational wave search workflows on Blue Waters, and accelerate discovery in the emergent field of gravitational wave astrophysics. We discuss the implications of this novel framework for a wider ecosystem of Higher Performance Computing users.


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Additional Information:© 2017 IEEE. This research is part of the Blue Waters sustained-petascale computing project, which is supported by the National Science Foundation (awards OCI-0725070 and ACI-1238993) and the State of Illinois. Blue Waters is a joint effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and its National Center for Supercomputing Applications. We thank Brett Bode, Juan Barayoga, Greg Bauer, Brian Bockelman, Mats Rynge and Karan Vahi for fruitful interactions.
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Official Citation:E. A. Huerta et al., "BOSS-LDG: A Novel Computational Framework That Brings Together Blue Waters, Open Science Grid, Shifter and the LIGO Data Grid to Accelerate Gravitational Wave Discovery," 2017 IEEE 13th International Conference on e-Science (e-Science), Auckland, 2017, pp. 335-344. doi: 10.1109/eScience.2017.47. URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8109152&isnumber=8109104
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