Beesycluster as Front-End for High Performance Computing Services
The paper presents the BeesyCluster system as a middleware allowing invocation of services on high performance computing resources within the NIWA Centre of Competence project. Access is possible through both WWW and SOAP Web Service interfaces. The former allows non-experienced users to invoke both simple and complex services exposed through easy- to-use servlets. The latter is meant for integration of external applications with services made available from clusters or servers. Details of services such as APIs used for development as MPI, OpenMP, OpenCL as well as queuing systems are hidden from the user. The paper describes both the WWW and Web Service interfaces extended for use with files of large sizes. Mechanisms for selection of devices for execution of services are described along with experiments including remote invocations.