Grid accounting service: State and future development

T. Levshina, C. Sehgal, B. Bockelman, D. Weitzel, A. Guru

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During the last decade, large-scale federated distributed infrastructures have been continually developed and expanded. One of the crucial components of a cyber-infrastructure is an accounting service that collects data related to resource utilization and identity of users using resources. The accounting service is important for verifying pledged resource allocation per particular groups and users, providing reports for funding agencies and resource providers, and understanding hardware provisioning requirements. It can also be used for end-to-end troubleshooting as well as billing purposes. In this work we describe Gratia, a federated accounting service jointly developed at Fermilab and Holland Computing Center at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Open Science Grid, Fermilab, HCC, and several other institutions have used Gratia in production for several years. The current development activities include expanding Virtual Machines provisioning information, XSEDE allocation usage accounting, and Campus Grids resource utilization. We also identify the direction of future work: improvement and expansion of Cloud accounting, persistent and elastic storage space allocation, and the incorporation of WAN and LAN network metrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032056
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberTRACK 3
StatePublished - 2014
Event20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2013 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Oct 14 2013Oct 18 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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