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.

Guest Tech Blog: Kubernetes and JupyterHub on Jetstream

By Andrea Zonca , HPC Applications Specialist, San Diego Supercomputer Center Introduction JupyterHub handles authentication and routing for any number of users that have access to an interactive computational environment, the Jupyter Notebook, via their browser. The most high-impact application of JupyterHub in the context of Science Gateways is to deploy it as a companion application for the Science Gateway to enable users to access a pre-configured computing environment....

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.

Science Ambassador Blog: Funding to organize and implement a social media strategy

By Dr. Brian Winkel Director, SIMIODE Emeritus Professor, Mathematics, US Military Academy I am most fortunate to be an SGCI Science Ambassador on behalf of our project, SIMIODE. We valued the SGCI stipend to support Anthony Stefan, a second-year mathematics graduate student at the Florida Institute of Technology, in his efforts to organize and implement our social media outreach. This funding assisted us in stepping back to reflect and then act on our approaches.   I...

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.

Guest Blog: Why Real-Time Data Matters to the Maritime Industry

Each year, the international maritime shipping industry moves more than four trillion dollars in goods, which comprises 90% of world trade. As a result, there’s a lot of pressure on shipping companies to remain on schedule, protect the cargo ship and crew, and ensure profitability.  In this guest blog post written by Ayesha Renyard at Sofar , find out how real-time big data analytics are helping the maritime industry better navigate...

Congratulations to the Cloudify Gateways 2020 Awardees

During the welcome session of the annual Gateways 2020 conference, the Cloudify Gateways 2020 awards were announced. This is the second year when the SGCI, CloudyCluster, and Google Cloud Platform teams have come together to offer time and cloud computational resources to science gateways with a compelling cloud-based project. This year, four teams were awarded:

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