(WHPC02) JASMIN: Super Data Cluster for Environmental Data Analysis
Women in HPC Poster
Clouds and Distributed Computing
Visualization & Virtual Reality
TimeTuesday, June 18th12:30pm - 5pm CEST
DescriptionThe JASMIN facility is a hybrid data cluster which delivers infrastructure for environmental science data. In this community, data sets are very often too large to be moved across networks. JASMIN puts together high performance storage and an efficient data analysis environment in one system – effectively bringing the processing to the data.
Group workspaces allow scientists to collaborate and share the data. The HPC Cluster and the virtualised cluster, connected to the storage with a high performance network, provide the analysis environment required to run models and algorithms on the data, which can be then evaluated before being stored in the JASMIN curated archive.
Cloud and virtualisation clusters provide the JASMIN tenants with the resources they require to host services, from data transfer in and out of JASMIN, to specific analysis environments, web servers, etc.
The need for this facility was identified in 2010, with initial funds secured in 2011 and with the first phase deployed at the beginning of 2012. Since then JASMIN has undergone major upgrades in 2014 and 2018, with another upgrade in progress for 2019. In this seven years, JASMIN has become a world leading environmental data analysis facility.
In this poster I will explain the JASMIN architecture, the services provided by this project and show some examples of real-world science that JASMIN has helped deliver.