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The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC17) Conference

The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC17) conference, which will take place in New Orleans, July 9–13, 2017, is continuing the successful five-year XSEDE conference while integrating the collective interests of cyberinfrastructure and research computing partners. PEARC17 is for everyone who cares about the challenges in using and operating advanced research computing. 


This year’s conference theme—Sustainability, Success, and Impact—reflects key objectives for those who manage, develop, and use advanced research computing throughout the nation and the world. This is continuing with the co-location of the fourth Advancing Research Computing on Campuses (ARCC) best practices workshop. As a combined and newly independent conference, PEARC17 is working to integrate and meet the collective interests of our growing communities.


SGCI is a proud sponsor of PEARC17. Several of our staff members are helping to organize the conference, and we are co-sponsoring the student program as well as a BOF. Several of our staff members will also present at the conference.


Here is a listing of gateway-related presentations at PEARC17. 


Monday, July 10

Title Type of Presentation Presenters/Organizers Time
Developing Science Gateways for Campuses using Apache Airavata Tutorial

Eroma Abeysinghe*
Marcus Christie*
Suresh Marru*
Sudhakar Pamidighantam*
Marlon Pierce*

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
XSEDE New User Tutorial: Using Science Gateways Tutorial

Amit Majumdar
Suresh Marru*
Mark Miller
Sudhakar Pamidighantam*
Marlon Pierce*

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Interactive Science and Geospatial Visualization Tools for HUBzero Science Gateways Tutorial

Carolyn Ellis
Elizabett Hillery
Rajesh Kalyanam
Derrick Kearney*
Carol Song*
Michael Zentner*
Lan Zhao

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Building Data Portals and Science Gateways with Globus PaaS Tutorial

Greg Nawrocki
Steve Tuecke
Vas Vasiliadis

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Tuesday, July 11

Title Type of Presentation Presenters/Organizers Time
A CyberGIS-Jupyter Framework for Geospatial Analytics at Scale Software and Data

Yan Liu
Anand Padmanabhan
Johnathan Rush
Jeff Terstriep
Shaowen Wang
Dandong Yin

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Advancing analysis of high resolution topography using distributed HPC resources in OpenTopography Software and Data

Ramón Arrowsmith
Christopher Crosby
Benjamin Gross
Kai Lin
Viswanath Nandigam
Minh Phan

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cloud-enabling a Collaborative Research Platform: The GABBs Story Software and Data

Larry Biehl
Robert Campbell
Leif Delgass
Carolyn Ellis
Rajesh Kalyanam
Derrick Kearney*
Carol Song*
Lan Zhao

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
High Performance Computing for Humanities, Arts, and Social Science BOF

Alan B. Craig

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Science Gateways Community Institute Poster (Posters Reception) Nancy Wilkins-Diehr* 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Enhancing Interactivity and Engagement to the Science Gateways Community Institute Workforce Development Site Poster (Posters Reception)

Tatyana Matthews
Dishiah Bennett
Jefferson Ridgeway III
Jeffrey Wood*
Linda Hayden*

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Wednesday, July 12

Title Type of Presentation Presenters/Organizers Time
GenApp Integrated with OpenStack Supports Elastic Computing on Jetstream Technology

Emre Brookes
Alexey Savelyev

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Performance of image matching in the Computational Anatomy Gateway: CPU and GPU implementations in OpenCL Accelerating Discovery

Brian Lee
Michael Miller
Partha Mitra
Daniel Tward

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Comet - Tales from the Long Tail. Two Years In, and 10,000 Users Later

Accelerating Discovery

Haisong Cai
Trevor Cooper
Karen Flammer
Christopher Irving
Gregor von Laszewski
Amit Majumdar
Dmitry Mishin
Mike Norman
Philip Papadopoulos
Wayne Pfeiffer
Robert Sinkovits
Shawn Strande
Mahidhar Tatineni
Fugang Wang
Nancy Wilkins-Diehr*
Nicole Wolter

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Best Practices in Science Gateway Job Management BOF

Steve Clark
Rion Dooley
Jeremy Fischer
David Hudak
Lauren Michael
Mark Miller

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Thursday, July 13

Title Type of Presentation Presenters/Organizers Time
DesignSafe: Using Elasticsearch to Share and Search Data on a Science Web Portal Software and Data

Josue Balandrano Coronel
Stephen Mock

9:30 am - 10:00 am
COSMIC2: A Science Gateway for Cryo-Electron Microscopy Structure Determination Using the CIPRES Workbench Framework and Globus Services for Terabyte-sized Data Transfer Software and Data

Michael Cianfrocco
Andres Leschziner
Rick Wagner
Mona Wong*
Choonhan Youn*

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Apache Airavata Sharing Service: A Tool for Enabling User Collaboration in Science Gateways Software and Data

Amit Majumdar
Suresh Marru*
Mark Miller
Supun Nakandala*
Sudhakar Pamidighantam*
Marlon Pierce*
Terri Schwartz
Subhashini Sivagnanam
Kenneth Yoshimoto

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sandstone HPC - A Domain-General Gateway for New HPC Users Software and Data

Thomas Hauser
Zebula Sampedro
Saurabh Sood

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Workshop on Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (Part 2) Co-located Event

Jim Basney
James A. Marsteller
Von Welch
Nancy Wilkins-Diehr*

11:00 am - 12:30 pm


* denotes SGCI staff


If you will be presenting a paper, poster, or tutorial or organizing any other type of event that would be interesting to members of the gateway community, please share it with us by emailing


For more information, or to register for PEARC17, please visit their website: