CyVerse.org provides a platform for researchers studying plant diversity and has helped undergraduate biology students complete their honors theses examining factors affecting root growth. (Credit: Cowpea Diversity panel by James Burridge at URBC, South Africa, 2013)

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The stories featured on this page help illustrate the impact that SGCI has had on the science gateways community and, more broadly, the impact of our services and resources on science and engineering research and education. These success stories highlight the results of the work that we've completed one-on-one with clients and showcase the outcomes and accomplishments that result from the multiple opportunities we offer for learning and exchange.

Virtual Focus Week Provides Researchers With Tools for Gateway Sustainability

The success of the first virtual Focus Week in 2020 led to our decision to offer one more virtual version of Focus Week before we go back to business as usual and meet in person again in 2022. Eight teams fully participated in the second virtual Focus Week, which took place June 14-24, 2021, with several others joining sessions “a la carte.”

WHISPers Gateway’s Look and Feel Redefined After SGCI Usability and Developer Support Consultations

At SGCI, we understand the pain points of gateway developers, so when we designed our consulting services, we did so in a way that would allow one consultation to seamlessly feed into another. Our recent engagement with the Informatics Team at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center regarding the Wildlife Health Information Sharing Partnership event reporting system (WHISPers) project presents a great example of how this works.

Atmospheric Researchers Will Benefit from Improvements Made by SGCI Consultants and Intern on LROSE Gateway

The Lidar Radar Open Software Environment (LROSE) project provides atmospheric researchers to high-quality, open source software. Researchers have had to install LROSE onto their individual machines, which caused several issues since users are not necessarily software experts. Wanting to benefit the community by providing a user-friendly gateway but lacking the expertise to do so on their own, the LROSE team sought support from SGCI consultants and an intern.

SGCI, NCSA, XSEDE to Collaborate on Developing Delta, an NSF-Funded Advanced Computing System

SGCI is proud to be a partner in the development of Delta, a $10 million National Science Foundation-funded advanced computing system. Housed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois and allocatable through XSEDE, Delta will offer a massive amount of GPU computing performance with a focus on science gateways support and improved accessibility for researchers.

SC20 "HPC in the City" Virtual Hackathon Addressed Issues Local to Atlanta

SGCI, along with seven other sponsors, organized the SC20 co-located virtual hackathon on November 5-9, 2020. Named HPC in the City, the hackathon, which ran 96+ hours, was launched by the SC20 Inclusivity Committee with the purpose of engaging the community in the SC host city, Atlanta.

From in-person to online: Successes from the first virtual Focus Week

Transforming Gateway Focus Week into a virtual experience presented a unique opportunity to participate in what’s typically an in-person, five-day workshop. Thirteen teams, a total of thirty-two full workshop participants, joined in from November 30-December 8, 2020 for the freshly redesigned experience.

Geoweaver: From Incubator Project to a Broader Audience Scope

Geoweaver is a science gateway designed to manage artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) research in Earth science. Find out how working with SGCI helped to inspire and shape an idea for the gateway to move beyond its initial phase of supporting agriculture-mapping workflows to one that allows researchers to compose and execute full-stack, deep-learning workflows.

Gateways 2020 Conference - A Virtual Experience with Real Interactions

The annual Gateways conference is the perfect venue for gateway creators and enthusiasts to come together, learn from each other, and exchange ideas. This year, more than 221 participants gathered virtually, from October 12–23.

2020 Summer Internship Reports: Anthony Stefan

Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Interns are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. This post features SGCI summer intern Anthony Stefan, a student at the Florida Institute of Technology.

2020 Summer Internship Reports: Soumya Purohit

Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Interns are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. This post features SGCI summer intern Soumya Purohit, a University of Missouri-Columbia.