SGCI webinars bring together community members across the globe.

Webinar: Do you have real-time, streaming-data, event-driven workflows? The Tapis Streams API can help.

July 14, 2021

Presented by Smruti Padhy, Engineering Scientist, Cloud and Interactive Computing group, Texas Advanced Computing Center

The Tapis framework, an NSF-funded project, is an open-source, scalable, API platform that enables researchers to perform distributed computational experiments securely and achieve faster scientific results with increased reproducibility. Tapis Streams API focuses on supporting scientific use cases that require working with real-time...

Webinar: Delta—A Large-Scale GPU Resource for Science Gateways

June 9, 2021

Presented by:
Tim Boerner, Senior Assistant Director for the Delta Project Office, NCSA
Brett Bode, Assistant Director for the Blue Waters Project Office, NCSA
Greg Bauer, Lead for the Science and Engineering Applications Support, NCSA

Delta will be the largest GPU resource in the NSF portfolio and is scheduled to launch in fall 2021. The world of research codes and optimizing them to utilize GPUs is a rapidly evolving area. This area of...

Webinar: CloudBank and Cloud Implications for Science Gateways

May 12, 2021

Presented by Rob Fatland, UW Research Computing Director & CloudBank Lead of Education, Outreach and Training, and Shava Smallen, San Diego Supercomputer Center and CloudBank lead architect of user portal

CloudBank supports learning about and using the cloud stack from proposal writing through to post-grant data provisioning. In this webinar we present the thesis of cloud viability in relation to the science gateway paradigm. This naturally touches on...

Webinar: Starfish—Taking the Meh Out of Metadata

April 14, 2021

Presented by Jacob Farmer, Founder and Chief Evangelist, and Peter Galvin, Principal Solutions Architect and GUI Product Manager, Starfish Storage

Starfish is the most sophisticated platform for unstructured data management. It gives all the stakeholders—management, storage administrators, content creators, and content curators—visibility to a rich array of both current and historical file information. In this session, we will explore how...

Webinar: Simplifying Cloud HPC Integration for Gateways

March 10, 2021

Presented by Boyd Wilson, Executive & Architect, CloudyCluster Team

Transitioning high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and data to various sites is a longstanding tradition and challenge in the scientific software and gateway developer communities. Recently more institutions are looking at the ability to integrate cloud for HPC. During this session, we would like to explore ideas and options of integrating cloud for gateways and HPC workloads. ...

Webinar: PresQT—How to achieve FAIRness in your gateway

February 10, 2021

Presented by Sandra Gesing, Associate Research Professor, Notre Dame, and SGCI Team Member

The wide uptake of the concept FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse) in academia reflects the importance of sharing data and software for research and teaching. While the concept is widely used, metrics and tests to measure FAIRness are mostly still works in progress. The project PresQT (Preservation Quality Tool) serves as a boilerplate...

Webinar: SeedMeLab data platform for research groups and science gateways

January 13, 2021

Presented by Amit Chourasia, Project Director, SeedMeLab, San Diego Supercomputer Center

SeedMeLab is a cloud service for teams struggling with intractable data organization and data access that disrupts productivity, ensues email-attachment deluge, obscures discovery, and perpetuates poor knowledge retention. Unlike other file sharing services; SeedMeLab is an elegant approach that imparts balance to data organization and sharing with an ability to add...

Webinar: Sales & Marketing for Science Gateways

December 9, 2020

Presented by Juliana Casavan and Nancy Maron, Gateway Focus Week Lead Instructors

When you launched your gateway, you were likely focused on solving complex computational problems or exploring how your gateway will improve science. One of the last things on your mind was likely, "how can I promote my gateway?" This 90-minute hands-on session will take you through sales and marketing approaches for science gateways. During this webinar, you will...

Webinar: Providing Accessibility in Your Gateway—Key Elements of Proving a Gateway Is Usable by All

November 11, 2020

Presented by Hiram Kuykendall, Chief Technology Officer, Microassist

Gateways are often funded by government agencies that are required to provide accessible products for their communities. Software, particularly open-source products, don't have the strict reviews associated with procurement processes, so accessibility may not even be on the radar of gateway creators. The increase of Office of Civil Rights complaints and COVID-19...

Webinar: Guidance and Survey Results from the Trustworthy Data Working Group

October 7, 2020

Presented by Jim Basney, Senior Research Scientist, NCSA

In April and May, the Trustworthy Data Working Group ( conducted a survey of the scientific community about data security concerns and practices. 111 participants completed the survey from a wide range of positions and roles within their organizations and projects. The working group published an analysis of the survey results in June...