// ADAPT Science Cloud

NCCS LARGE SCALE DATA ANALYTICS

ADAPT in its current manifestation is a managed virtual machine (VM) environment most closely resembling a platform as a service (PaaS) cloud. Incorporating storage, compute, and cloud computing capabilities, this managed virtual machine (VM) environment is specifically designed for large-scale data analytics.

The architecture features three hundred plus physical hypervisors that host one or more virtual machines (VM). Running VM’s have access to a shared, centralized data repository that is currently on the order of 8 PBs raw. For user convenience, shared home and NOBACKUP directories are mounted on all VM’s. ADAPT assumes an embarrassingly parallel workflow, meaning VM’s work autonomously, requiring little or no communication with other VM’s. (MPI type jobs are better suited for Discover). The goal of ADAPT is to provide a 'local' type user experience using virtual resources.

ADAPT incorporates several recent innovations from the IT community, many of which have been researched within the NCCS. These technologies include virtualized high-speed ethernet networks, a high-performance file system and object storage environment, and virtual systems—all deployed in a cyberinfrastructure specifically designed for data-intensive science applications.

// System Specifications


Dataset Repository

 

Access to Shared-Datasets:

ABoVE
DigitalGlobe (NGA)
Landsat
MERRA/MERRA2
MODIS, etc.


Customizable Virtual Environment

 

Customizable VM’s:

16 Cores (Max)
240GB Memory (Max)
Operating System
Application Software

Multiple VM’s available upon request

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Potential Applications

 

Supports multiple applications:

ArcGIS
Data Analytics
Embarrassingly Parallel
Image Processing
Monte Carlo Simulations


// Using ADAPT 

Everything you need to know about how to work with ADAPT:

  • Best practices
  • Tools
  • Operating Systems
  • Datasets
  • User FAQ’s
  • Instructionals

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Check Usage on ADAPT (Linux)

GANGLIA




// Data Collections

Available datasets include atmosphere, ocean, land, and flood data, both current and historical, as well as operational Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) weather analysis data and forecasts that are updated four times daily

DATASETS

// Awards 

ADAPT was awarded HPCWire’s Reader’s Choice award 2 years in a row.

HPCWire Reader’s Choice Award 2015

A team from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation, Cycle Computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Intel Corp. received…
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HPCWire Reader’s Choice Award 2016

A private cloud supporting NASA Earth scientists has won a 2016 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award at the international SC16 …
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Each project's computational requirements are unique. Explore our case studies to see how the NCCS is innovating tailor-made solutions for NASA projects.

 

CASE STUDIES

// Account Information 


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