Octoshell

MSU Supercomputer
Access Management System

Research teams from all over the world
use the Octoshell management system
for their scientific projects with the help of the
most powerful supercomputer in Russia

WHY OCTOSHELL
background

Moscow State University has the largest supercomputer
cluster in Russia, named Lomonosov.

1

RED TAPE

Before Octoshell, research teams
had to book access to Lomonosov
in person or by sending access
requests by Russian Post.

2

COMPUTER DOWNTIME

The supercomputer was only
run during working hours,
and the researcher had to
attend the session in person.

3

NO STATISTICS

Research statistics were not
collected and customer support
did not track bugs.

EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED
solution

Evron has developed Octoshell, a system for
quick and convenient access to the supercomputer.

00001

ONLINE ACCESS

NO RED TAPE

Octoshell generates commitment
letters and stores all the documents
in the researcher's account. We have
automated access and made all
unauthorized connections impossible.

00002

OPTIMIZATION

OF SUPERCOMPUTER OPERATIONS

Calculations are now performed back to back
and the supercomputer has no downtime.

00003

SUPPORT

SUPPORT IS UP AND RUNNING

If there is an issue, the researcher leaves
a ticket for the customer support to review.
All issues received are analysed.

00004

STATS

STATS SYSTEM INTRODUCED

Octoshell tracks the supercomputer's runtime,
load, and quality of performed tasks.

OCTOSHELL FEATURES
technology

We made Octoshell modular. It can be easily enhanced
and

used on other supercomputers.

Octoshell 2.0
System core
Authentication module
Help module
Stats module
Sign up module
Support module

Modularity

Octoshell is a modular system. The
system core issues access permits.
It is connected by technical support,
stats, and help modules.

JRuby

It is written in JRuby. It performs
well on multiprocessor machines
and withstands heavy loads.
Octoshell has been included in the
Jruby Consortuim Select Projects.

Open source

Octoshell is an open source project
that is actively used and improved.
The source code is freely available
to be used on other supercomputers.

+1 TO COMPLEX PROJECTS
reviews

Octoshell gave us a new experience of working
with complex state-funded projects.

A.V. Tikhonravov
Director, MSU Research Computing Center, Professor

Despite the project's technical complexity, involving
the development of support systems for the MSU
supercomputer system, the Evrone specialists succeeded
in completing the tasks assigned to them. The product
allows the supercomputer's resources to be effectively
managed and to automate complex processes
for working with system users.

17

waiting time has been reduced
from several weeks to 17 hours

600

research teams have used
the system

3

of the most powerful computers
in Russia can now be accessed
from anywhere in the world

0

complaints about Octoshell


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