||This display shows two new dynamic
graphs that were implemented for the GAU Administrator role during FY 2006.
The Top GAU Users graph (on the left) shows the 10 users within the
specified division who have consumed the most GAUs within the specified
timeframe. Likewise, the Top GAU Projects graph (on the right) shows the
10 projects within the specified division that have consumed the most
GAUs within the specified timeframe. GAU Administrators may choose to
view data for the last 90, 30, 14, or 7 days. These graphs help GAU
Administrators closely monitor GAU consumption to stay within their
30- and 90-day GAU allocations.
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The SCD Portal provides the scientific community with a customizable,
feature-rich web interface to SCD computing resources. It was launched
in FY 2003, and new features have been continually added since its
initial release. The Portal serves users worldwide from any
internet-connected computer. Users can submit jobs to supercomputers,
monitor and control jobs submitted, and view charging information for
completed jobs, all via the Portal. In addition to providing an
easy-to-use interface to computing resources, the Portal provides
several color-coded graphs and charts of general accounting unit
(GAU) expenditures and allocations. The SCD Portal supports three
of NCAR's strategic priorities: "Developing and providing advanced
services and tools," "Creating an Earth system knowledge environment,"
and "Engaging a broader and more diverse community."
During FY 2006, the Portal team added the new role of GAU
Administrator. This role allows authorized users to view various
color-coded division-specific graphs depicting aggregate GAU charging
information. Users assigned this new role typically have oversight
responsibility for projects, and this role provides an easy way to
monitor GAU consumption. Users may be authorized to view information
for one or more divisions. Four new dynamic charts were added to support
this role: Top GAU Projects, Top GAU Users, Top MSS GAU Projects, and
Top MSS GAU Users.
Additionally, the Portal team implemented three new active components
that are available to the General User and SCD Administrator roles. The
Project Information component provides a mapping between project numbers
and users, and it lists various project details. The MSS GAU Use by User
component draws a dynamic, color-coded bar chart detailing GAUs charged
per user for reading, creating, writing, and storing information on the
Mass Storage System (MSS). The Total MSS GAU component draws a dynamic,
color-coded pie chart showing the percentage of MSS GAUs spent on read,
create, write, and storage transactions.
The targeted features for FY 2007 and beyond include real-time
supercomputer status information such as system up/down status and
number of nodes reserved, and a GAU bookkeeping feature (pending a new
GAU accounting model). Additionally, the SCD Portal will begin to serve
TeraGrid users as NCAR resources become available on the TeraGrid.
The SCD Portal is supported by NSF Core funds.