JIRA Issue

[#XCI-636] Update status of use case CAN-03

[XCI-636] Update status of use case CAN-03 Created: 08/22/2019  Updated: 12/11/2019

Status: Backlog
Project: XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration
Component/s: Genesis II
Fix Version/s: PY9 (Sep '19 - Aug '20)

Type: XCI Capability Delivery Plan Priority: Normal
Reporter: Lee Liming Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0

XSEDE Priority: -
Public activity link: https://software.xsede.org/display/xci-636
Use Cases:
CAN-03: Remote File Access


The CDP for CAN-03 is obsolete. The method described no longer is usable on XSEDE systems.

We need to find out if there is a newer way to do what's described in the use case that's currently available on any XSEDE resources (e.g., CernVM-FS). If there is, we should update the CDP (and, if necessary, the software & services registry) to document the new method. If the new implementation isn't universally available (only "special" users), we should probably reclassify the use case to another category (e.g., Data Management) since that would mean it isn't an "enabling use case" in XSEDE.

If there isn't a new way to do it, then we need to change the CDP to reflect the "not implemented" status. Options would include:

  1. Delete the use case. (Probably not the right choice, since it sounds like we know of some people who need this capability; e.g., OSG/LHC/CMS/etc.)
  2. Recategorize the use case to a different category (e.g., Data Management) and update the CDP.
  3. Keep the use case where it is and update the CDP.

Option 3 should only be taken if we are prepared to design a new implementation and run it through the capability delivery process. (Probably beginning with an evaluation.)


There are comments for XCI-636 that can be viewed with XSEDE authentication.