Webinar: The CIPRES Workbench Framework: A Platform for Creating Science Gateways
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Presented by Mark Miller, Principal Investigator, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
Part six of a series of webinars providing an introduction to a variety of gateway platforms that can be used for building new gateways.
The CIPRES Workbench Framework (CWF) is an open source software framework for creating new science gateways with minimal overhead. It can be deployed on a modest server and can be configured to submit command-line instructions to any resource where the application has submission privileges. It is designed to be highly configurable/customizable, and supports GUI-based access to HPC resources through a web-browser interface as well as programmatic access via a ReSTful API. The CWF was created to support HPC access for the Phylogenetics community, where it has supported 30,000 users over the past decade. It has since been used to create gateways that support Neurosciences (the NeuroScience Gateway) as well as Cryo-Electron microscopy (the COSMIC2 Gateway).
Webinar: Supercomputing. Seamlessly. Interactive computing via Open OnDemand. Everywhere.
July 8, 2020
Presented by Alan Chalker, Director of Strategic Platforms, Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC)
Part five of a series of webinars providing an introduction to a variety of gateway platforms that can be used for building new gateways.
Open OnDemand (OOD) can help lower the barrier to entry and ease access to computing resources for both new and existing users of HPC, big data, and analytics. OOD is an NSF-funded open-source HPC portal whose goal is to provide an easy way for system administrators to provide web access to their HPC resources and is in use at dozens of HPC centers. This presentation will touch upon the capabilities and architecture of OOD, installation experiences, the priority of upcoming features such as customized workflows, training users, integration with other science gateways, and growing the community.
Webinar: Galaxy—Powering Science from the Desktop to Global Cyberinfrastructure
June 24, 2020
Presented by Nate Coraor, System Administrator, Penn State University, Galaxy Project Team Member
Part four of a series of webinars providing an introduction to a variety of gateway platforms that can be used for building new gateways.
In addition to being open source software, Galaxy is a cloud service available for free to researchers worldwide at usegalaxy.org. From its humble beginnings on a server in a closet at Penn State to a collection of physical and virtual hosts at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), the free public site offers researchers worldwide free storage and dedicated compute, as well as scalable compute time on the NSF-funded Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). As a community-focused and -driven software project, Galaxy is also run by academic, research, and commercial institutions for public and private purposes, on premises and in the cloud. This talk highlights some of the technologies and development projects that have made this diversity of deployments possible.
Webinar: Building Science Gateways with Apache Airavata Software and SciGaP Platform Services
April 8, 2020
Building Science Gateways with Apache Airavata Software and SciGaP Platform Services
Marlon Pierce, Director, Cyberinfrastructure Integration Research Center, Indiana University, and co-PI, SGCI
Suresh Marru, Cyberinfrastructure Integration Research Center, Indiana University, SGCI Staff
Marcus Christie, Principal Science Gateway Research Consultant, Cyberinfrastructure Integration Research Center, Indiana University, SGCI Staff
Part three of a series of webinars providing an introduction to a variety of gateway platforms that can be used for building new gateways.
Building and operating an effective science gateway for the long term is harder than you think. This talk describes Apache Airavata and its growing ecosystem of software extensions that can be used to build science gateways. The Science Gateways Platform as a service (SciGaP.org) is a hosted version of Apache Airavata that is operated by the Cyberinfrastructure Integration Research Center (CIRC) at Indiana University. SciGaP makes building and operating gateways both easier and more sustainable. We review several example gateways in diverse research fields that are based on Apache Airavata and that use SciGaP.org services.
About Apache Airavata:
Apache Airavata is multi-tenanted middleware that manages the execution of scientific software and data transfers on XSEDE high performance computers, university clusters, and computational clouds; Airavata also tracks user sessions and metadata for gateway users so that they can review, clone/copy, search, and share metadata about computational experiments.
Apache Airavata is supplemented by additional open source projects reviewed in this presentation: Custos is security middleware that helps gateways manage user identities, resource access secrets, and groups; the Django-based reference portal framework for Airavata is a Web front end for gateways that can be used both out of the box and as a basis for extensive customization; and the Managed File Transfer service provides an abstraction layer that allows gateways to manage and transfer data distributed across multiple resources.
Webinar: HUBzero Platform for Scientific Collaboration: Overview of the architecture, features, and sustainability
March 11, 2020
HUBzero Platform for Scientific Collaboration: Overview of the architecture, features, and sustainability
Presented by Nate Snodgrass, Program Manager, HUBzero®
Part two of a series of webinars providing an introduction to a variety of gateway platforms that can be used for building new gateways.
HUBzero® is an open source software platform for building powerful websites that host analytical tools, publish data, share resources, collaborate, and build communities in a single web-based ecosystem. Initially created by researchers in the NSF-sponsored Network for Computational Nanotechnology to support nanoHUB.org, the HUBzero® platform now supports science gateways from a variety of disciplines built from the HUBzero® platform with a collective of over 2 million visitors a year. In this webinar, the HUBzero® team will review the HUBzero® architecture and middleware with examples of different use-cases.
Answers to questions asked during the webinar
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Q: Are you looking at TAPIS (Agave) and/or Abaco for remote HPC services?
A: We have talked to folks at TAPIS and Airavata and are having continuing conversations about the possibilities.
Q: How does the HUBzero platform handle "static" gateway web pages? Can non-developers add/edit without having to redeploy the stack? Or do static pages need to go elsewhere?
A: Static pages are housed in a Hub, and administrators of the Hub can sign-in and edit pages via an editor. The access point is via a back-end login to manage these pages. For group pages, static pages available in the group space can be edited from the group by managers or users who have assigned roles to manage those pages.