About the Quarry Gateway service retirement

The Quarry Gateway Web Services Hosting System, the hosting environment for Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Science Gateway and Web Service allocations, will be retired on January 1, 2018. No direct replacement system is planned.

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Timeline

The Quarry Gateway system retirement will move through the following phases:

  • Science Gateway users migrate to Jetstream: June 1 through August 31, 2017
  • XSEDE central services migrate to Jetstream or a commercial cloud service: September 5 through December 31, 2017
  • Quarry Gateway system fully retired: January 1, 2018

Migrating Quarry Science Gateway users to Jetstream

The targeted completion date to migrate Quarry Science Gateway users to Jetstream is August 31, 2017. After ensuring that Jetsream is authorized for their projects, the science gateway project owners should request appropriate startup or research allocations.

Once the project is approved for Jetstream, the Quarry Gateway team should snapshot the instance to a volume, transfer the volume to Jetstream, and boot up a new instance. The migration process has been tested. The time to complete the migration depends on factors such as the size of the instance, memory and disk bandwidth, and the types of network components used.

Migrating XSEDE central service instances to other resources

The targeted completion date to migrate XSEDE central service instances to other resources is December 31, 2017. The XSEDE principal investigator (PI) and the owners should first choose where to have their service hosted; there are several commercial cloud providers capable of hosting XSEDE central service instances. Jetstream's PI, Craig Stewart, has offered to host these on Jetstream (or leverage the system as a backup) using the director's discretionary allocation; the owner must have a startup allocation. For either of these options, Quarry Gateway staff can snapshot the running instance and provide a RAW image.

Getting help

For questions about the Quarry Gateway system retirement, email help@xsede.org.

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