Executive Summary: A service provider needs to establish the mechanism for reporting use of the service provider's resources against allocations. We assume the service provider participates in a public research computing community that allocates resource use to specific individuals, teams, or projects.
This use case is fully supported by the components listed here, although the "level of difficulty" for service providers could be lowered further with more work. No further work is proposed at this time.
|Component||User facing?||Component’s role in the capability|
|AMIE||yes||The AMIE software is a toolkit for service providers for interfacing their local resource accounting systems with XSEDE's accounting system. It includes a messaging layer for notifications and responses, and a modular design that enables service providers to supply the local mechanism for generating and reporting usage.|
|Research Software Portal (RSP)||yes||The Research Software Portal provides specialized resources for XSEDE service provider to integrate with the XSEDE community, including guides, reference documentation, and software components. Service providers can use these to guide (also record and track) their integration with the XSEDE community.|
|XSEDE Website||yes||The XSEDE website is the starting point for all community information searches. Service providers can start here to locate documentation on integrating with XSEDE's accounting system.|