This whitepaper how applications are managed on a federated research platform. The intended end result is that an application administrator can deploy an application to an edge cluster in a trusted manner.
We describe progress on building the SLATE (Services Layer at the Edge) platform.
An important principle in the management of edge services in research computing centers, and their ScienceDMZs, is autonomy.
SLATE (Services Layer at the Edge) is a new project that, when complete, will implement “cyberinfrastructure as code” by augmenting the canonical Science DMZ pattern with a generic, programmable, secure and trusted underlayment platform.
This is a our very first blog entry for the SLATE project - we’re just getting started!