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https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-THPHA042
Title ASCI: A Compute Platform for Researchers at the Australian Synchrotron
Authors
  • J. Marcou, R.R.I. Bosworth
    ASCo, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • R. Clarken
    SLSA-ANSTO, Clayton, Australia
  • P. Martinpresenter, A. Moll
    SLSA, Clayton, Australia
Abstract The volume and quality of scientific data produced at the Australian Synchrotron continues to grow rapidly due to advancements in detectors, motion control and automation. This makes it critical that researchers have access to computing infrastructure that enables them to efficiently process and extract insight from their data. To facilitate this, we have developed a compute platform to enable researchers to analyse their data in real time while at the beamline as well as post-experiment by logging in remotely. This system, named ASCI, provides a convenient web-based interface to launch Linux desktops running inside Docker containers on high-performance compute hardware. Each session has the user's data mounted and is preconfigured with the software required for their experiment. This poster will present the architecture of the system and explain the design decisions in building this platform.
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Conference ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems (16th)
Proceedings Link to full ICALEPCS2017 Proccedings
Session Poster Session
Date 12-Oct-17   16:45–19:00
Main Classification Data Management and Processing
Keywords ion, interface, GPU, hardware, synchrotron
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Isidre Costa (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); David Fernández (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); Óscar Matilla (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain)
ISBN 978-3-95450-193-9
Published January 2018
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