SEAGrid portal user guide

The Airavata team developed the hosted SEAGrid portal UI for interested science and scholarly communities. The following explains how to:

  • Use Airavata as a middleware platform for a complete science gateway experience
  • Register an account
  • Create and modify projects
  • Create, execute, and monitor experiments
  • Submit issues, feedback, and requests for new applications

For more about Airavata, visit the Airavata site.

On this page:


Test/demo environment details

For information about the test/demo environment:

Logging into Gateway

Creating an account

To create an account:

  1. In the top right corner of the SEAGrid portal, select Create account.
  2. On the Create New Account page, fill out all required fields denoted with an asterisk (*).
    Important:
    • Username cannot have spaces
    • Username and password must be longer than 5 characters
    • Password is case sensitive and requires at least one number, one symbol (e.g., ! @ # $ %), one uppercase letter, and one lowercase letter
  3. Click Create. You will see a confirmation message.

Confirming and verifying your account

Once the account is created, you will receive confirmation email. Click the link in the message and follow the instructions.

Notes:
  • Until the gateway administrator verifies your account, you will not be able to submit jobs on computer resources.
  • The gateway administrator might contact you through email to get more information on research interests in order to assist you.

Logging into your account

Once the account is created, to log into the gateway, go to https://seagrid.org/login.

Alternatively, from the Create New Account page, click Log in.

Creating and searching projects

Creating projects

To create projects:

  1. From the main menu, select Project, and then Create. Enter the project name (mandatory) and project description (optional).

    Before submission, you can clear fields by clicking Clear.

  2. Click Save. You will be taken to the "Project Summary" page.

Search projects

To search projects:

  1. From the main menu, select Project, and then Browse.
  2. Under "Search by", select either Project Name or Project Description.
  3. Under "for", enter a value to search. Click Search.

    All the projects will be listed based on the entered key-value pair.

    Notes:
    • To search for all projects, use an asterisk (*) as a wild character. The wild character is compatible with both Project Name and Project Description options.
    • To navigate through existing projects, at the top of the list on the right, click Next.
  4. To view the "Project Summary" page for a given project, at the end of the row for that project, click View. The page will list all the experiments created under that project.

Create and launch experiments

Create experiment

To create an experiment:

  1. From the main menu, select Experiment, and then Create Experiment.
  2. On the "Create a new experiment" page, complete the required fields marked by an asterisk (*). If you need to clear the fields, click Reset Values.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Under "Application configuration", complete the following fields:
    • Application input: Enter the data manually or upload a single or multiple files.
      Note:
      The gateway doesn't check the validity of uploaded files. Make sure you upload the correct files.
    • Compute Resource: Select a resource from the drop-down menu.
    • Node Count: Enter a value equal to or greater than 1.
    • Total Core Count: Enter a value equal to or greater than 1.
    • Wall Time Limit: Enter a value equal to or greater than 0.
      Notes:

      For the "Node Count", "Total Core Count", and "Wall Time Limit" fields, if you don't enter a value, the default value will be taken as the input.

      The values for "Node Count" and "Total Core Count" can sometimes be decided based on the application and/or resource. Be sure to check the values for accuracy.

  5. To start over at any time, click Start over.

    To save the experiment, click Save or Save and launch. You will be taken to "Experiment Summary" page; you can refresh the page and monitor experiment status changes.

Launch experiments

You can launch an experiment using one of the following options:

  • To save and launch an experiment immediately from the "Create a new experiment" page (see the Create experiment section), select Save and launch.
  • To save and launch an experiment later, from the "Create a new experiment" page, save the experiment by clicking Save. Launch the experiment from the "Experiment Summary" page.
Note:
If the experiment is not supposed to be launched (i.e., its status is "COMPLETED" or "LAUNCHED"), the launch button will be disabled.

Browse experiments

To search for experiments you created:

  1. From the main menu, select Experiments, and then Browse. All the experiments you created will be listed, with the latest on top.
    Note:
    Alternatively, select Browse Projects, then View Project, and then View Experiment (by clicking on the status of the experiment); refer to the Search projects section.
  2. Select a search key and enter a value:
    1. On the "Search for Experiments" page, from the "Search by" drop-down menu, select one of the following keys:
      • Experiment Name
      • Experiment Description
      • Application
      • ...
    2. Under "for", enter a value to search; it can be a partial value, complete value, or a wild card (*). You can also search for a status.
  3. Click Search. The page will list all the experiments that match your key value and search term.
  4. Locate the desired experiment and click Status. The "Experiment Summary" page will appear.

From the "Experiment Summary" page, you can launch, cancel, clone, or edit an experiment.

Modify, cancel, and clone experiments

Modify experiments

You can modify or update experiments that have the status of "CREATED" or "VALIDATED". To do so, next to the experiment name, click the Edit icon (looks like a pencil); alternatively, from the "Experiment Summary" page, click Edit.

You can modify all available fields except for experiment status, application, and experiment ID.

Cancel experiments

To cancel an experiment from the "Experiment Summary" page:

  1. Ensure that the experiment has one of the following statuses:
    • LAUNCHED
    • EXECUTING
    • SCHEDULED
  2. Click Cancel; the experiment's status will change to "CANCELING".

    If the job is not already processing in the remote resource, the job's status will change to "COMPLETE"; upon completion, the experiment status will change to "CANCELED". Because you requested a cancellation, generated output will not be sent to the gateway.

    If the job was successfully canceled upon changing the job state to "CANCELED", the experiment status will also change to CANCELED.

Note:
CANCELED experiments are only available for cloning in the PGA.

Clone experiments

You can clone an experiment irrespective of the experiment's status. To do so, from the "Experiment Summary" page, click Clone. The "Edit Experiment" page for the new experiment will appear. If desired, you can change the cloned experiment information before saving.

Note the following:

  • The new experiment's name will follow the pattern Clone of + Old experiment name.
  • The new experiment's information will match the information of the experiment it was cloned from.
  • The new experiment will have a new experiment ID; the status will always be "CREATED".

User assistance

Report issues

To report Gateway issues, from the page navigation, select Help, and then Report Issue.

Request features

To send feedback or request new applications, from the page navigation, select Help, and then Request Feature.

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Last modified on 2018-01-25 10:08:39.

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