SGCI Client Update: Chem Compute Usage Doubles

In 2017, SGCI EDS Consultants completed work on the Chem Compute science gateway, helping to grow the small classroom operation into one that could handle an increased number of larger job submissions. This piece provides an update on the growth of Chem Compute's reach and how usage of the gateway has doubled since the engagement with SGCI.

People of SGCI: Rick Mouser

Rick Mouser Business Development Manager, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am one of the instructors for Science Gateways Bootcamp . I provide instructions on how a gateway can create a business development strategy using sales and fundraising fundamentals. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? The first Bootcamp I attended was in October of 2017, shortly after joining the...

Science Gateways and Scientific Research, Part 1

By Marlon Pierce You can read Science Gateways and Scientific Research, Part 2, here . Author’s Note: This blog post is based on “Towards a Science Gateway Reference Architecture”, which was presented at the International Workshop for Science Gateways. Citation: Pierce, M. E., Miller, M. A., Brookes, E. H., Wong, M., Afgan, E., Liu, Y., Gesing, S., Dahan, M., Marru, S. & Walker, T. (2018). Towards a Science Gateway Reference Architecture. Paper given at the 10t​h​...

People of SGCI: Andrew Magill

Andrew Magill RESA III Python and Django Developer Texas Advanced Computing Center What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am fairly new to SGCI, I am a few months into my first engagement providing Extended Developer Support (EDS) to clients at UC San Diego. Together we are building a new science gateway that will engage citizens, students, and scientists in an effort to make our towns, cities, and bioregions healthier for both the people and their environment. ...

SGCI Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week] Instructors Present Sessions at EarthCube's All Hands Meeting

Science Gateways Bootcamp instructors presented three sessions at the EarthCube All Hands Meeting. EarthCube, a community of scientists across geoscience domains, has more than 2,500 contributors who work together on contributing to how geoscience research is done using digital resources, such as science gateways.

Gateways 2018 Conference

The annual Gateways conference, which gives gateway developers and users across domains a venue for exchanging experiences, was held in Austin, TX, September 25-27. Gateways 2018 began with tutorials on the first day, which took place at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), and was followed by two days of keynotes, panels, presentations, and demos on the University of Texas, Austin, campus.

People of SGCI: Mark Krenz

Mark Krenz Lead Security Analyst Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? As part of the Incubator service area, my primary role within SGCI is to provide cybersecurity guidance and advice to science gateways that SGCI engages with. That role has recently expanded to also provide cybersecurity operational assistance to SGCI itself. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by...

SGCI Client Update: COSMIC^2 Receives Funding to Grow Gateway

In 2017, SGCI EDS consultants completed work on the COSMIC^2 science gateway, implementing two Globus technologies that helped the project take significant steps forward. This piece provides an update on COSMIC^2 and how SGCI support allowed them to seek and receive funding to further develop the gateway.

Gateways 2018 Student Blog: Travel Award Recipient Jared McLean

Each year, SGCI offers travel support for the annual Gateways Conference series. We are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for young professionals, students, and future science gateway developers to attend. This year, we offered travel support to 9 students, 3 educators from Minority-Serving Institutions, and an additional 7 attendees. One of the students we funded was Jared McLean, a student at the University of Hawaii. We asked him to share with us his...

Tech Blog: How SGCI Helped nSides Use OSG and the Agave Platform to Augment Its Drug Side Effects Database

By Choonhan Youn Explanation of the Agave Platform The Agave Platform  is an open source, science-as-a-service API platform for powering your digital lab. Agave allows you to bring together your public, private, and shared high-performance computing (HPC), high throughput computing (HTC), Cloud, and Big Data resources under a single, web-friendly REST API. In order to ease the access to HPC resources, SGCI consultants worked with the nSides project to adopt the Agave...

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