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XSEDE ECSS Symposium 12/19/17: Overview of Deployment Options

The next XSEDE ECSS Symposium will take place December 19, 2017, at 10 am Pacific/1 pm ET.  Andrea Zonca (SDSC) will be the first speaker. Andrea will give an overview of deployment options for Jupyter Notebooks at scale on XSEDE resources. They are all based on deploying Jupyterhub on Jetstream, then either spawn Notebooks on a traditional HPC system or setup a distributed scalable system on Jetstream instances either via Docker Swarm or Kubernetes. Mahidhar Tatineni (SDSC) will...

International RSE Leaders Workshop

The International RSE Leaders Workshop will take place at the Alan Turing Institute in London, England, January 30-31, 2018. Leaders of research software engineering groups and communities around the world are invited to apply to take part in the workshop. This workshop is organized by the UK RSE with input on the program from RSE leaders in at least five other countries.  The purpose of the workshop is to help each other improve access to software expertise in research by pooling...

Research Software Engineer Survey

Are you a Research Software Engineer in the United States? Do you work professionally in software in a research environment, at least partly writing code for other people? Your job title might be research programmer, facilitator, postdoctoral researcher, or research assistant. If so, please fill out this short survey, being run by the UK Software Sustainability Institute with the idea of understanding and helping to organize the US RSE community:  http://bit.ly/US-RSE-2017-survey .

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...