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Applications open for URSSI Winter School on Research Software Development

Applications are open for the URSSI pilot Winter School on Research Software Development:  http://urssi.us/ winterschool/ .   The US Research Software Sustainability Institute planning effort is organizing a 2.5-day workshop on research software engineering skills. This is aimed at early-career researchers, including graduate students and postdocs, who are familiar with the basics such as the Unix shell, version control with Git, and Python programming, and would like to...

Open OnDemand—Open HPC Webinar, Aug. 20 at 12pm ET

Subject: Open OnDemand – Open HPC Webinar When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:00PM – 1:00PM (Eastern) Presenters: Dominic Daninger, VP of Engineering, and Kyle Gross, Senior HPC Technician, Nor-Tech Abstract: Open OnDemand is an open-source software project that enables HPC centers to install and deploy advanced web and graphical applications and interfaces for their clients. Nor-Tech is a value-add reseller specializing in HPC hardware and software integration and...

NSF Webinar Aug. 15—Open source, academic science and the public mission of research: reflections from the field

Professor Fernando Perez from the University of California, Berkeley, will present "Open source, academic science and the public mission of research: reflections from the field" on August 15, 2019, 11am-12pm.  Abstract:  The future of science should be open, reproducible, inclusive and community-driven. In this talk, I’ll explore the challenges this position presents from the perspective of someone who has spent almost 20 years building open source software and communities. I...

Software Management Plans in Research Projects Webinar, Aug. 14 at 12pm ET

The IDEAS Productivity group offers a webinar series called "Best Practices for HPC Software Developers." The next webinar, "Software Management Plans in Research Projects," will be August 14 from 12pm-1pm.  Presenter: Shoaib Sufi (Software Sustainability Institute) Abstract:  Software is a necessary by-product of research. Software in this context can range from small shell scripts to complex and layered software ecosystems. Dealing with software as a first-class citizen...

2019 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure

The 2019 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at the Catamaran Hotel, San Diego, CA. Attendees will include cybersecurity practitioners, technical leaders, and risk owners from within the NSF Large Facilities and CI community, as well as key stakeholders and thought leaders from the broader scientific and cybersecurity communities. Registration is now open. Please visit ...

Science Node Article: Need help with your science gateway? SGCI Focus Week teaches best practices for building, operating, and sustaining science gateways

By Nayiri Mullinix Need help with your science gateway? SGCI Focus Week teaches best practices for building, operating, and sustaining science gateways. If you’re conducting technically-advanced science or engineering research, there’s a good chance that you use or will need to use a science gateway. Whether you call it a gateway, hub, virtual research environment, or one of the many other terms used, a gateway is essentially a web-based, streamlined, user-friendly portal that...

SGCI Partner BOINC Provides Volunteer Computing Through BOINC@TACC

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) project, an SGCI Partner , has, for the past 17 years, provided volunteer computing services to help provide an alternative way of doing scientific computing that's usually done on grids, clusters, and clouds. The recently developed program BOINC@TACC is the first use of volunteer computing by a major high performance computing center.  Learn all about the BOINC@TACC program in this article from HPC Wire...

PEARC19: Science Gateway-Related Presentations

If you're going to PEARC19 (July 28-August 1, 2019), you'll have plenty of opportunities to engage with SGCI staff, partners, clients, and others working on science gateways. We've compiled a list of all science gateway-related presentations to make the hunt easier for you. Please refer to the PEARC19 Program for the most up-to-date details, including presentation locations.  PEARC19 is sold out. If you still hope to attend, you can sign up for the wating list here...

2019 Collegeville Workshop on Sustainable Scientific Software (CW3S19), July 22-24, 2019

The 2019 Collegeville Workshop on Sustainable Scientific Software (CW3S19) will be July 22-24, 2019, in Collegeville, MN. CW3S brings community members together to advance scientific software sustainability.  Learn more here:  https://collegeville.github.io/CW3S19/

Michael Zentner Named PI of SGCI & Joins SDSC to Lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group

Michael Zentner has been named as director of Sustainable Scientific Software at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Zentner, who was previously at Purdue University and a co-PI of SGCI, has also been named as PI of the SGCI. Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, who has been the director and PI of SGCI since its founding in 2016, will retire on June 30 after 26 years at SDSC. Read the full story published by SDSC .