CSCS User Lab Day 2019

While Apollo missions, and early Mars missions did bring their own seismometers with them, later Mars missions did not, because there was a focus on finding life and the payload to be carried by the probe was limited.

Installation and configuration of the seismometer took around 72 days, and now there are about 140 sols of seismic data available. While the amount of data is not great, results already indicate some tectonic activity.

Quake data from Mars indicates some tectonic seismicity from a fault line. There will be an article in nature.com on this topic soon, we were told.

Marco Passerini in his talk “Infrastructure integration with CSCS: Towards Cloud Services” walked us through how CSCS uses cloud infrastructure OpenStack and how the customer can interface with it.

The CSCS infrastructure is currently using OpenStack Queens release and intends to stay on that for a while.
As a Amazon AWS user, I could easily identify the configuration options and find my way through configuring VMs.

As Theofilios Manitaras told us, the eniroment can also be accessed using FirecREST API. This should be used because all requests are authenticated, applications don’t manipulate credentials only allows request from registered applications, access permission as per application managing execution workloads,access to HPC filesystem.
Documentation not available yet, but will be soon. The software is in test phase right now, the release date is not set yet. Likely on github.com, of course.