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Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Lab: Spring 2018 Request for Incubator-Project Proposals

The Earth Science Information Partners ( ESIP ) Lab is happy to announce our spring 2018 request for Incubator-project proposals. ESIP is one of SGCI's partners . For this round of funding, ESIP Lab have identified the following topics as emergent areas of need in the Earth science community, and for this RFP, project proposals that address these areas will be given priority.  Proof-of-concept for emerging technologies slated for operational use.  Modernization...

SeedMe Workshop at SDSC: Collaborative Data Sharing Infrastructure for Researchers—August 24, 2018

The SeedMe Workshop: Collaborative Data Sharing Infrastructure for Researchers will take place at the San Diego Supercomputer Center August 24, 2018, providing a hands-on experience to create and use data sharing infrastructure for research purposes. The workshop will introduce the SeedMe platform, which provides powerful data organization and data sharing tools. The platform supports extensive customization and rapid collaboration by providing an ability to...

Trusted CI Protects Research Data

Ensuring data security is a vital task. Originally known as the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC), Trusted CI's focus is on safeguarding the integrity and trust of scientific data and supporting interoperability. Read this article to learn how Trusted CI is working toward ensuring data security so that science can flourish in this article from Science Node . 

2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure

The 2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure will take place Tuesday, August 21st through Thursday, August 23rd, at the Westin Alexandria near the new National Science Foundation Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. 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. ...

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 the  IEEE eScience 2018 conference  that will take place on October 29, 2018, at the M√∂venpick 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...

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

SGCI will be offering a Hackathon for undergraduate and graduate students co-located with PEARC18! Learn more:  https://sciencegateways.org/hackathon 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...