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Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Science Gateway Workshops 2016

3/20/17 The Special Issue on Science Gateway Workshops 2016 is open for submissions which are not published elsewhere and for extended high-quality papers presented at IWSG 2016 (June 8-10, 2016; Rome, Italy), Gateways 2016 (November 2-3; San Diego, USA), IWSG-A 2016 (October 10, 2016; Melbourne, Australia) and the Science Gateway Minitrack of HICSS (January 3-7, 2017; Hilton Waikoloa Village, […]

Applications Open for San Diego Supercomputer Center Summer Institute 2017

3/6/17 Applications are open for the San Diego Supercomputer Center Summer Institute 2017 taking place at the University of California, San Diego, from July 31, 2017 – August 4, 2017. The Summer Institute provides attendees with an overview of topics in High-Performance Computing and Data Science to accelerate their learning process through highly interactive classes with […]

Let’s Find an Exoplanet! Huge Dataset of Nearby Stars Now Available to Citizen Scientists

2/16/17 Astronomers led by the Carnegie Institute for Science announced on Monday that a huge catalog of observations on nearby stars is now public. By making the dataset available to all, researchers working on the project hope that the data collected at Hawaii’s W.M. Keck Observatory over more than two decades inspires citizen scientists to join […]

SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer Surpasses 10,000-User Milestone

2/9/17 The petascale supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Comet, has surpassed its target of serving at least 10,000 researchers from a wide range of science disciplines. Comet’s success is due, in large part, to science gateways jobs. Since Comet went into production less than two years ago, about 15,000 users have used it […]

Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure Join NSF’s Big Data Program

2/6/17 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the participation of cloud providers in its flagship research program on big data, Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA). Cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and Microsoft, will provide cloud credits and resources to […]

Engagement with the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence – Apply by March 17

1/27/17 One of the core activities of the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CTSC) is to conduct one-on-one engagements with NSF projects and facilities. In the first four years as a center, they have conducted more than 20 one-on-one engagements with NSF-funded projects, Large Facilities, and major science service providers representing the full range of NSF […]

Gateways 2017 Announced: October 23-25, 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI

1/23/17 SGCI has announced that the Gateways 2017 conference will take place on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Tutorials will be offered on Monday, October 23, followed by a full conference program on October 24-25, 2017.

Linux Kernel Vulnerability and Mitigation

1/23/17 It has been discovered that a Linux kernel race-condition vulnerability can be exploited to allow local privilege escalation if namespaces is enabled (a compile-time kernel option). Affected systems include: * RHEL 7 is vulnerable if namespaces has been enabled.  RHEL 5 & 6 are unaffected. * Debian 7 & 8 are vulnerable if namespaces […]

Mozilla Leadership Network – Call for Applications

1/9/17 Mozilla’s Open Leadership Training Round 3, a 14-week online training course, starts in March 2017. The training is for Open Project Leaders who want to engage more contributors in their work, increase collaboration, and connect with other leaders in the Mozilla Leadership Network. An Open Project Lead is a Mozilla community member who is […]

PIs with NSF Funding Invited to Include Projects in Federal Catalog of Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Opportunities

12/19/16 If you’re a PI with NSF funding for a project that includes a Public Participation in STEM Research (PPSR) component, you are invited to include your project in a federal catalog of citizen science and crowdsourcing opportunities. PPSR projects can encompass citizen science, citizen sensing, crowdsourcing, and related approaches in which members of the […]

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