The ERN Resource Sharing Proof of Concept uses the SLURM scheduler to launch high performance computing jobs on different clusters at multiple sites. The prototype implementation enabled launching of jobs across federated clusters at 9 cooperating campuses in five states, plus the Google Cloud platform. It is now being put into production use for a cooperative effort between Rutgers and Penn State.
The prototype implementation demonstrates the ability to launch containerized (Singluarity) jobs as well as traditional HPC jobs, from any site to any other site including the Google cloud, via SLURM scheduler.
We are working with with Google, Cisco, Internet2, SchedMD (SLURM), and OSG on several possible enhancements: