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XSEDE ECSS Symposium: Clusters in the Cloud - Programmable, Elastic Cyberinfrastructure + Software as a Service Gateways

The next XSEDE ECSS Symposium will take place April 17, 2018, at 1 pm Eastern. Symposium coordinates and full details can be found here:  https://www.xsede.org/for-users/ecss/ecss-symposium Clusters in the Cloud - Programmable, Elastic Cyberinfrastructure Eric Coulter, IU, will discuss the process of building a customized virtual cluster using Openstack, Ansible, and SLURM, the benefits of elastic resources for gateway groups, and how this can be applied to extend the compute...

ESIP 2018 Summer Meeting—Data for Our Changing Earth: Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data

The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) 2018 Summer Meeting is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP's current activities.  The meeting will take place at Marriott University Park in Tucson, AZ, July 17-20, 2018.  Learn more about the meeting and register here:  http://meetings.esipfed.org/info  

9th International Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE6.1) Call for Submissions

The 9th International Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE6.1) will be a   1-day workshop during  IEEE eScience 2018 conference  that will take place on October 29, 2018, at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Progress in scientific research is dependent on the quality and accessibility of research software at all levels. It is critical to address many new challenges related to the development,...

Trusted CI Webinar: Toward Security-Managed Virtual Science Networks

For the next Trusted CI webinar, Duke University's Jeff Chase and RENCI's Paul Ruth are presenting the talk, "Toward Security-Managed Virtual Science Networks" on April 23, 2018, at 11 am (Eastern).  Abstract: Data-intensive science collaborations increasingly provision dedicated network circuits to share and exchange datasets securely at high speed, leveraging national-footprint research fabrics such as ESnet or I2/AL2S. This talk first gives an overview of new features to...

Strategies for Enhancing HPC Education & Training (SEHET18) Workshop at PEARC18

The Strategies for Enhancing HPC Education and Training (SEHET18) workshop is an  ACM SIGHPC Education Chapter  coordinated effort aimed at fostering collaborations among the practitioners from traditional and emerging fields to explore strategies to enhance computational, data-enabled and HPC educational needs. Attendees will discuss approaches for developing and deploying HPC training and education, as well as identifying new challenges and opportunities for keeping pace with...

PEARC18: July 22-26, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA

PEARC18 is for everyone who works to realize the promise of advanced computing as the enabler of seamless creativity, the theme of this year's conference. Scientists and engineers, scholars and planners, artists and makers, students and teachers all depend on the efficiency, security, reliability, and sustainability of increasingly complex and powerful digital infrastructure systems. If your work addresses these challenges in any way, PEARC18 is the forum to share, learn and...

US Research Software Sustainability Institute Workshop in Berkeley, CA (April 10-12)

The first US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) Workshop will take place in Berkeley, CA., April 10-12, 2018. The preliminary agenda is to have the workshop the morning of day 1 (April 10), and ending at lunch on day 3 (April 12), with an additional ½ day for PIs to document and start planning the next activities. The plan is to start with a talk from NSF about institutes, talks about successful conceptualization projects that led to institutes (SGCI and MolSSI) and a...

Open Science Grid User School: Apply by 4/20

The Open Science Grid User School 2018 will take place July 9-13 2018, at the University of Wisconsin Madison,  Applications for this opportunity are due Friday, April 20, 2018. If you could access hundreds or even thousands of computers for your scholarly work, what could you do? How could it transform your work? What discoveries might you make? During the Open Science Grid (OSG) User School, participants will learn to use high throughput computing (HTC) to ...

XSEDE ECSS Symposium: Panel of PIs Share Experience with ECSS

This month’s symposium on March 20, 2018, features a panel of PIs sharing their experiences with ECSS. If you know of folks wondering what a collaboration is like from the PI’s perspective, this is the symposium to join. This will be recorded and available at  http://www.xsede.org/ecss- symposium  after the event. Webinar (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android):  https://zoom.us/j/114343187 iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16468769923 ,,114343187# (or)  +16699006833...

Trusted CI Webinar Mar. 26th: Data Quality and Security Evaluation Framework

Rochester Institute of Technology's Leon Reznik and Igor Khokhlov are presenting the talk "Data quality and security evaluation framework development" on March 26th at 11 am (Eastern). You can  register here  (be sure to check spam/junk folder for registration confirmation email). Abstract: In this talk, we are presenting our work on building a data quality and security (DQS) framework, which integrates cybersecurity with other diverse metrics, such as accuracy,...