The following new capabilities are in progress and should become available during Program Year 8 (September 2018 thru October 2019):
To enhance XSEDE's infrastructure transparency and to provide traceability from user needs to delivered software and serviced:
To enhance XSEDE's security capabilities:
Many XSEDE web services will implement XSEDE Web Single Sign-on giving users and staff the ability to access multiple XSEDE web sites by authenticating only once.
We will continue to expand use of two factor authentication to protect access to critical information and services.
We will adopt international standards for federated identity assurance from REFEDS for greater interoperability.
To enhance XSEDE's information and discovery capabilities:
Service providers will be able to automatically publish their hardware accelerator (GPU) characteristics.
Service providers will be able to publish software available from communities thru Community Software Areas (CSA), and to point users of CSA software to the appropriate support organization.
Science Gateways will be able to publish information about the software they integrate for XSEDE users to discover.
To enhance XSEDE's data, execution, and login capabilities:
We will continue to roll out the ability for L3/campus HPC resources to use XSEDE's SSO hub for local login via new "login enabling" XRAS allocations.
We will introduce SSH with OpenID Connect (OIDC) authentication for login to XSEDE SP resources.
We will introduce the ability to run Kepler workflows across selected XSEDE SP resources.
To enhance capabilities available to campus cyberinfrastructure providers:
We will develop a science gateway deployment toolkit that will facilitate the ease of setting up a campus gateway or a gateway on virtual resources such as Jetstream
We will develop a toolkit that provides a way to configure a partition on a campus cluster with the capability of bursting to a Jetstream virtual cluster
We will develop a toolkit that defines minimal hardware and provides implementation scripts for a campus OpenStack research cloud
-- From the XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration (XCI) team