The NITRD Middleware and Grid Interagency Coordination Team (MAGIC) is conducting an in-depth examination of the impact of and challenges related to DevOps. The effort was divided into 4 sessions: (1) Definition of DevOps; (2) the significance of DevOps in the Scientific community; (3) discussion of and operational and (4) DevOps in scientific facilities.
On July 11, 2018, MAGIC began the series with talks on the definition and challenges of DevOps.
- “Enterprise to Cloud: A DevOps Journey”, Marshall Lamb, Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Watson Supply Chain Watson Customer Engagement Division, IBM Corporation
- “DevOps”, Nitin Madhok, Systems Architect, Clemson University
- “Innovative DevOps”, Thomas Morton, Senior Analyst for Cloud Strategy and Policy, Office of the CIO, DoD
- “Leveraging Containerization for DevOps with Sandia’s HPC Workloads”, Andrew J. Younge, PhD, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
On August 1, MAGIC’s deeper dive into DevOps in the Scientific Community featured presentation by:
- “DevOps in ATLAS”, Kaushik De, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington
- “What is DevOps”, James Burke, Senior Security Architect/Engineer, Valiant Solutions
- “Education and Research Computing in DevOps”, Gregor Von Laszewski, Assistant Director of the Distributed Systems Lab, Adjunct Associate Professor of the Intelligent Systems Engineering Department, Indiana University
On September 5, MAGIC’s third session on DevOps focused on the operational challenges of DevOps, and featured speakers from both the federal government and private industry:
- Leonel Garciga, Chief Technology Officer, DoD Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization
- “Perspectives on DevOps at CGI”, Venkat Kodumudi, Director, Innovation & Outreach, Emerging Technologies Practice, CGI Federal
- “Enterprise to Cloud: Operational Challenges”, Marshall Lamb, Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Watson Supply Chain Watson Customer Engagement Division, IBM Corporation
The fourth and final DevOps Session will focus on the role of DevOps in scientific facilities and will take place on October 3 (12 noon ET). Confirmed speakers are:
- “DevOps and Software Defined Networking (SDNs) and Software Defined Exchanges (SDXs)”, Joel Mambretti, Director of the International Center for Advanced Internet Research, Northwestern University
- “Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) – A Continuous Assurance Platform”, Von Welch, Director and PI of Trusted CI, NSF’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and Director of Indiana University’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research
- “SLATE – A new approach for DevOps in distributed scientific computing facilities”, Robert Gardner, Research Professor, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago
MAGIC is an open team under NITRD’s Large Scale Networking Interagency Working Group that meets monthly to discuss current and future technologies and collaboration activities in the distributed computing. MAGIC is led by federal co-chairs, Richard Carlson, Program Director, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Office of Science, Department of Energy and Rajiv Ramnath, Program Director, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation. See https://www.nitrd.gov/coordination-areas/lsn/magic/ for more information on MAGIC. To be notified of future MAGIC activities, please contact NCO at (firstname.lastname@example.org).