DateMar. 13, 2009
Speaker Miron Livny (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
TopicHarnessing High Throughput Computing for Compute Intensive Science
Abstract:  Since the mid 80's, the Condor project (Condor High Throughput Computing) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been engaged in the development, implementation, deployment and evaluations of mechanisms and policies that support High Throughput Computing (HTC) on large collections of distributively owned resources. Guided by both the technological and sociological challenges of such computing environments, the Condor Team has been building and supporting software tools that enable scientists and researchers to address new compute and data intensive problems. Today, the project consists of more than 35 students, full time staff and faculty who participate in a wide range of national and international multi-disciplinary efforts. Deployed at more than 2000 sites and integrated into the software stacks of most cyber-infrastructures, Condor offers an effective bridge between consumers and providers of computing and data resources. We will present the principals that have been guiding us in the evolution of our approach to High Throughput Computing and to the construction and operation of shared cyber-infrastructure. The potential and challenges of building and sustaining effective partnerships with domain scientists will be addressed.