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RDA 11th Plenary Meeting—Open Call for Group Sessions, Collocated & Associated Events

The 11th RDA Plenary Meeting will take place March 21-23, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The theme for the meeting is "From Data to Knowledge." The Plenary meeting welcomes the participation of data scientists, experts, and practitioners engaged in the advancement of data-driven science and economy.  RDA is accepting submissions for session proposals for the 11th Plenary Meeting until December 28, 2017. RDA is also accepting submissions for applications to organize events in...

SGCI-Affiliated Students in Winning Teams at IBM BlueHack

Three students who have been involved with SGCI programs were invited to IBM's first BlueHack for Historically Black Colleges and Universities . The event, which took place October 18-20, 2017, drew 103 students from 32 institutions who were divided into teams and tasked with completing a specific project that they were then able to pitch to IBM judges. One of the invited universities was Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), which is one of seven partner universities that comprise the...

SC17: Connect with SGCI—here's how!

Are you attending  SC17  in Denver? We will be there and we hope to see you!  We invite science gateway developers, current clients of SGCI, or anyone else interested in learning more about SGCI to meet our service area leads at a variety of meet & greets and presentations.  Tuesday, November 14 11:30 am SGCI's Dr. Linda Hayden will give a talk  "Workforce Development Opportunities at the SGCI"  at the San Diego Supercomputer Center booth...

Globus Toolkit End of Support Announcement

Globus would like to assure the community that there are no changes to their ongoing support for the Globus SaaS cloud services at http://www.globus.org or for the Globus Connect software.

At the end of 2017 Globus will discontinue support for the GridFTP server from source or RPM, GSI-OpenSSH, MyProxy, Globus Toolkit client (includes globus-url-copy), GRAM5, and using X.509 credentials to authenticate users. At the end of 2018, Globus will discontinue maintenance and security...

The Rosie Science Gateway

A widely used program called Rosetta, which was originally developed as a structure prediction tool at the University of Washington, was adapted to solve a wide range of common computational macromolecular problems. The program enabled scientific advances in computational biology, including protein design, enzyme design, ligand docking, and structure predictions for biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Rosetta...

CIPRES Science Gateway: Exploring Evolutionary Relationships

CyberInfrastructure for Phylogenetic RESearch (CIPRES), is a gateway that launched in 2009 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego that allows researchers to explore evolutionary connections among species. The gateway provides a sophisticated set of software tools and high-performance computers that would be too costly and difficult for individual researchers to create. It allows phylogenetic researchers to compare DNA sequences and predict common ancestors among plants and...

New Book: Cloud Computing for Science and Engineering

Ian Foster of Globus , a SGCI partner, and Dennis Gannon , a computer scientist, have released a book called Cloud Computing for Science and Engineering. From MIT Press: The book surveys the technology that underpins the cloud, new approaches to technical problems enabled by the cloud, and the concepts required to integrate cloud services into scientific work. It covers managing data in the cloud, and how to program these services; computing in the cloud, from deploying...

XSEDE ECSS 9/19 Seminar on Cosmic^2 Science Gateway and MPI Code for Simulating Black Holes

This month’s speakers for the XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS)  Seminar series are Mona Wong of SGCI and the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Damon Dougall of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).   Mona will be talking about her work on the Cosmic^2 Cryo-EM science gateway for PI Michael Cianfrocco from the University of Michigan. Structural biology is in the midst of a revolution. Instrumentation and software improvements have...

Call for Student Travel Application for SC17, due 9/3

The deadline (September 3) for submitting a student travel grant application for SC17 (Denver, 12 - 17 November, 2017) is rapidly approaching. These grants award up to $600 for students in North America and $1200 for students whose travel originates elsewhere. These funds may be used towards air and ground transportation, food and hotel costs. Targeted students are undergraduates, masters and early-career Ph.D. students.

Cybersecurity Webinar Aug. 30, 2017: An overview of CTSC Engagements & Application Process

CTSC's Von Welch is presenting the talk "An overview of CTSC Engagements and the Application Process," on Wednesday August 30th at 3pm (Eastern). Note: The day and time for this event is not during our regular monthly series. Be sure to add it to your calendar.

One of CTSC's core activities is conducting one-on-one engagements with NSF projects and facilities. CTSC has recently launched its call for applications for engagements in 2018, due October 2nd. This...