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...

FIM4R Workshop — RDA 10th Plenary Collocated Event

The 11th face to face meeting of the Federated Identity Management for Research  (FIM4R) meeting will be held in Montreal, Canada on September 18 and 19, 2017 and is deliberately collocated with the 10th RDA Plenary Meeting .  FIM4R is a collection of research communities and infrastructures with a shared interest in enabling Federated Identity Management for their research cyber infrastructures. FIM4R develops requirements related to technical architecture,...

Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) One-on-One Engagements — Apply by 10/2/17

The Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) conducts one-on-one engagements as one of its core activities. By supporting a variety of engagement types, including assistance in developing, improving, or evaluating an information security program; software assurance-focused efforts; identity management; technology or architectural evaluation; training for staff; and more, CTSC is able to provide the NSF community with the ability to achieve and maintain effective...

AGU Session: Virtual Community Platforms and Data Tools in Geoscience - 8/2 Deadline

One of the sessions taking place at the AGU Fall Meeting December 11-15, 2017 is entitled "Virtual Community Platforms and Data Tools for Enabling Geoscience Research and Education."  Session Description: Effective research in the geosciences requires a combination of discovering, analyzing, managing, and publishing data. Community platforms and data tools are being developed to aid researchers, students, and educators in accomplishing these tasks so that they can better focus...

International Coalition on Science Gateways — RDA 10th Plenary Collocated Event

This meeting, taking place September 18, 2017, is of stakeholders involved in the International Coalition on Science Gateways to discuss the Coalition’s short and long-term goals. The International Coalition on Science Gateways’ vision is to provide an international forum for the science gateways community to: Provide leadership on future directions for science gateways Facilitate awareness of international, regional and national developments in science gateways Identify and...