The UCLA Grid Portal provides a single web interface to those
computational clusters that have joined the UCLA Grid.
Additionally, the UCLA Grid Portal can directly access some
clusters outside of the UCLA Grid, including clusters on the
Compute Power Available in the UCLA Grid:
Number of Clusters: 2
Number of Nodes: 744
Aggregate Peak Performance: 70 TFlops
UCLA grid portal software is no longer under active development. Although it is working fine, we don't expect
all the software that built Grid Portal to have continued compatiblity with latest version of essential
software packages and operating system to run the portal for a long time. Therefore, this
service will be discontinued in near future. IDRE is working on alternate solutions to provide
File transfer using Globus Online tools
Globus Online is a fast, reliable service for file
transfer that is designed to make file transfer easy for researchers.
Cluster monintoring in UC Grid through INCA:
INCA monitoring of UC Grid clusters
Who can use the UCLA Grid Portal:
- Anyone with a login id on at least one of the clusters listed above
can apply for a Grid Username and use the Grid Portal to access
- Any UCLA student, faculty member, or staff can use the Grid Portal to
gain access to pooled cluster resources. A number of clusters contribute
resources and applications to the pool. When a job is submitted to
the pool, the Grid Portal selects
the cluster that will result in the shortest wait time.
You Benefit by using the UCLA Grid Portal:
- Your single Grid Username provides access to all the clusters, even though
you may have different login ids on each.
- The Grid Portal web interface provides a uniform working environment on
all the clusters.
- Pool-only users gain access to cluster resources without having to apply
for an individual login id on a specfic cluster.
The UCLA Grid Portal Provides:
- Resource Discovery -- See at a glance, the status of all
- Job Submittal -- Submit a job and
view the results through the web. Special application services provide easy
access to all popular programs. For optimum results, when you submit a job
to the resource pool, the Grid Portal selects the cluster to run it.
- File Transfer -- Easliy transfer files among the clusters
and from your local machine to a cluster. Pool-only users are assigned
storage space for files on the Grid Portal.
- File Management and Editing -- Edit files on the clusters
and the Grid Portal via the web, create and delete and rename files,
change permissions, etc.
- Visualization -- Visualize chemistry data and 2D and 3D
Are You a UCLA Cluster Administrator?
It's Easy to add your Cluster to the UCLA Grid:
You can attach your cluster to the Grid by the addition of a Grid Appliance (a
special node supplied by the Grid Administrator, which acts as an alternate
head node and attaches the cluster to the Grid).
This in no way modifies policy decisions you make at
the cluster level and your cluster can always also be used
directly, without having to go through the UCLA Grid Portal.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are
Not At UCLA?
UCLA makes the UCLA Grid software available to other
organizations that want to use it. You can download the UCLA Grid Software
via the link at right.