The goal of the Puhuri2 project is to implement a common service layer to manage user and group information and resource allocations in a multinational context, with the LUMI supercomputer as the driving case. The Puhuri2 Project ends in H1 2022. However, in order to reach the full potential of what is already an internationally recognized system, certain aspects of the Puhuri System need to be addressed.
The main goals of the Puhuri2 project are to:
1. Ensure sustainability of the Puhuri System
2. Increase adoption of the services developed in the Puhuri Project
3. Add and enhance functionalities of the Puhuri System
The focus of the original Puhuri project that ended in 2022 was to develop and deploy a common service layer for the LUMI EuroHPC supercomputer for user, project, and resource allocation. The common service layer provided integration for all these actors through APIs and web interfaces. Thus, LUMI partner organisations could integrate to the LUMI via their existing user and resource management portals. Puhuri technology stack was made available for other NeIC projects and national service providers, but the priority was the LUMI supercomputer.
The Puhuri2 project was established to support LUMI and other NeIC projects to enable user access to the respective services. This includes authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI) and the project resource allocation services. Even though the Puhuri2 project focuses on the LUMI supercomputer as the first use case, the project has been recognized as a viable solution also in other contexts internationally as well as for national use. Thus, the sustainability of the Puhuri services must be addressed through a transparent and robust process and methodology, which will be developed in Puhuri2. By also extending the portfolio of services that the Puhuri System offers to e-infrastructure providers, NeIC will facilitate EU research activities and international research cooperation, thereby increasing Nordic influence in European research activities.
CSC is working on all of these activities.
Financial support for this project was provided by the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC).