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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 . 

SCUDEM IV 2019 - SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling For High School Students and Undergraduates

SCUDEM IV 2019 - SIMIODE Challenge Using Differential Equations Modeling provides teams of three students from high school and undergraduate programs to select one of three problems in physics/engineering, chemistry/life science, or social science, and use differential equations modeling to address the problem over a week-long period at their home school. Teams then gather with their coach/mentor for Challenge Saturday on November 9, 2019, in local sites around the world to share their...

SGCI Intern Reflects on Computing4Change Experience at SC18

Back in July 2018, we announced that Thomas Johnson III, a student at Elizabeth City State University and 2018 SGCI intern , had been selected to compete in the inaugural Computing4Change competition at SC18 . In this recent post on the SC website , Johnson reflects on his experience at the competition, which he says was one of the best experiences he's had during his college career. In the article, Johnson also mentions his SGCI internship at the Texas Advanced Computing...

SDSC Webinar “A Quick Introduction to Machine Learning With Comet,” June 11, 2019

SDSC will host a webinar on “A Quick Introduction to Machine Learning With Comet” on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 11:00am to 12:30pm. Machine learning is an interdisciplinary field focused on the study and construction of computer systems that can learn from data without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning techniques can be used to uncover patterns in your data and gain insights into your problem. This webinar provides an overview of the fundamental machine learning algorithms and...

NSF OAC CI Webinar Series—"Science Gateways: What are they and how can they boost your research?" Presented by Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, April 18, 2019

The webinar recording is available here .  As part of the NSF OAC CI Webinar series , SGCI's Nancy Wilkins-Diehr will present "Science Gateways: What are they and how can they boost your research" on April 18, 2019, at 2 pm ET.  Abstract: Founded in 2016, the Science Gateways Community Institute (http://www.sciencegateways.org) was one of the NSF’s first two software institutes funded via the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure’s Software Infrastructure for...

A Gateway of a Different Sort—Physical Not Virtual

The HPCwire article, "CERN Unveils Its Science Gateway Project," discusses a science gateway of a different sort, which will be a physical facility for scientific education and outreach in Geneva, Switzerland.  "As part of its mission to educate and engage the public in science, and to share knowledge and technology with society, CERN is launching the Science Gateway, a new facility for scientific education and outreach. The purpose of the project is to create a hub of scientific...