Societal benefits of the scientific research enabled by this partnership will include a better understanding of how US and international market inefficiencies can lead to financial instability; how humans and ecosystems are impacted by aerosols in the atmosphere; how US water supply systems and river basins can be better managed and protected; how microbial therapies can support health and resolve clinical conditions; and how environmental stewardship can increase food production and security.
The federated cloud with DIBBs storage assets will benefit the broader NSF community by serving as a model for campus-to-campus cyberinfrastructure that is scalable and sustainable. It will demonstrate how sharing data infrastructure building block capacity across institutional boundaries can create wider science and engineering collaborations and increase data sharing. A community portal will provide how-to guides to institutions that wish to replicate this model. Technical documentation and webinars will feature best practices and include how to create VM instances, run at federated sites, burst to AWS, and access, move, and store large-scale data.
A new tool for cloud metrics will be developed and built into Open XDMoD and feature QBETs statistics to make online forecasts of future performance and allocations levels available to Aristotle users. This tool will display job accounting metrics over any desired timeframe, as well as trend analysis results, to predict when it is appropriate to burst from local resources. All three sites will run Open XDMoD instances for internal use; the portal will present a single federated Open XDMoD instance to the outside world.
A new model for allocations and accounting will also be implemented.