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Request For Proposals: Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS), Internet2 and NSF partnership

Internet2 and the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced a partnership entitled  “Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS).” The ECAS project is intended to accelerate scientific discoveries by leveraging advancements and novel technologies in commercial cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform to demonstrate their effectiveness in supporting a range of applications critical to growing academic and research computing and...

2019 NSF Cybersecurity Summit, Oct. 15-17

The 2019 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure will take place October 15-17, 2019 in San Diego, CA. More information is forthcoming and will be provided by Trusted CI both on their blog and via their Twitter account (@TrustedCI).  Information on prior summits is available here .

SGCI congratulates Bootcamp alumni on their recent $4.5 million NSF award

By Nayiri Mullinix “The Bootcamp experience was still fresh in our minds. We applied lessons learned there even during proposal writing – from identifying audiences, clearly connecting activities to goals and outcomes, to developing a sustainability plan. GeoEDF will utilize SGCI consulting services on usability and user-centered design and impact assessment, and leverage the SGCI student internship program.” Carol Song of Purdue University and four co-PIs, including Jack Smith...

NSF Announces Third OAC Software Institute

The third National Science Foundation Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) Software Institute has been announced. The first two are the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) and the Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) .  The new institute, which is called the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High-Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP), is a $25 million effort to tackle the unprecedented amount of data that will come from the High-Luminosity...

NSF OAC Monthly Webinar for August—Advancing the capability for collaborative discovery through data and model sharing: The HydroShare example

Updated 8/21/18: A recording of this webinar is available on YouTube .  The NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) 2018 monthly webinar series continues on Thursday, August 16th at 2:00 pm EDT. The speaker will be Dr. David Tarboton, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University. Dr. Tarboton is the PI of HydroShare, a current SGCI client . Title Advancing the capability for...

2017 Community Survey and NSF Summit Reports Now Available

The 2017 Community Survey Report and 2017 NSF Summit Report are both now available. The Community Survey Report offers insight into the NSF science community’s cybersecurity programs, practices, challenges, and concerns by providing useful baseline benchmarking information. This year’s survey is significant for receiving responses from 15 of the 25 NSF Large Facilities, providing unique insight into the specific concerns and practices of Large Facilities....

NSF Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) Program Webinar

The NSF Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) Program Webinar scheduled for February 23, 2018, is full and, therefore, another webinar has been scheduled for February 27, 2018, at 2:30 pm ET . You will need to register to join the webinar and can find the announcement along with directions for registration on the NSF Events page . If you are registered to attend the first webinar on 2/23/18 you do not need to register for the 2/27/18 webinar, as the same...

NSF Program Solicitation: Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI): Data and Software — Elements and Frameworks

NSF has issued the Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI): Data and Software — Elements and Frameworks ( CSSI; NSF 18-531 ) program solicitation. One or more webinars discussing and answering questions about the CSSI program will be held; dates for these webinars will be announced shortly. Please see the  OAC website  and  contacts listing  for additional information, including future funding opportunities. Prospective CSSI principal...

2018 NSF SI2 PI Workshop

The 2018 NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2 PI) Workshop will take place April 30-May 1, 2018 at the Westin Washington, D.C. City Center. The workshop will be colocated with the 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid'18) . Hotel accommodations are available at  The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center  (1400 M Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005). There is no hotel code to use. Rooms are in the $250-330/night range...

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...
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