JIRA Issue

[#XCI-432] Address the "Access to required data" gap in CAN-01

[XCI-432] Address the "Access to required data" gap in CAN-01 Created: 08/19/2018  Updated: 08/19/2018

Status: Proposed
Project: XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration
Component/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: XCI Documentation Priority: Major
Reporter: Lee Liming Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0

XSEDE Priority: -
Public activity link: https://software.xsede.org/display/xci-432
Devel Repository:
Use Cases:
CAN-01: Run a remote job
Effort and Costs:
Staff Name (Lastname, Firstname) Effort (person weeks) Roles or Contributions Status
<Activity Lead Name – Last, First> 6 six weeks of effort to lead and implement the activity (required) none
<User Doc Drafter – Last, First> 0.2 one day of effort to draft user documentation (required ) none
TBD (tester) 1 one week of effort to test the software none
... ... .. none
Due by Activity Deliverable
DSR Design document*
TRR Implemented Software Capability
TRR Other type of deliverable
TRR Deployment plan*
TRR Test plan*
TRR User documentation*
TRR (post) TRR Baseline* (Shava)
Deployment Deployment Baseline* (Shava)
Deployment Test Report* (Shava)
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Lead Tester: Shava Smallen Shava Smallen


CAN1.b (Access to Remote Data During Execution) describes the need to access job related files on remote systems during job execution. The architectural response recommends use of GFFS to satisfy this, but GFFS is not universally available on XSEDE compute resources, which often do not support external Internet connectivity. This issue could be resolved by making GFFS and internet connectivity universally available on compute resources. Other solutions are possible, though the technical hurdles appear significant.