The USD science gateway: A bridge between research and advanced computing

Adison A. Kleinsasser, Joseph D. Madison, Eroma Abeysinghe, Sudhakar Pamidighantam, Marcus Christie, Suresh Marru, Douglas M. Jennewein, Marlon Pierce

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Abstract

Science Gateways are virtual environments that accelerate scientific discovery by enabling scientific communities to more easily and effectively utilize distributed computing and data resources. Successful Science Gateways provide access to sophisticated and powerful resources, while shielding their users from the underlying complexities. Here we present updated work completed by the University of South Dakota (USD) Research Computing Group in conjunction with the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) [1] and Science Gateways Research Center at Indiana University to set up a Science Gateway to access USD’s high-performance computing resources. We also introduce improvements to the system since the previous presentation of our work. These resources are now available to both faculty and students and allow ease of access and use of USD’s distributed computing and data resources. The implementation of this gateway project has been multifaceted and has included placement of federated user login, user facilitation and outreach, and integration of USD’s cyberinfrastructure resources. We present this project as an example for other research computing groups so that they may learn from our successes and the challenges that we have overcome in providing this user resource. Additionally, this project serves to exemplify the importance of creating a broad user base of research computing infrastructure through the development of alternative user interfaces such as Science Gateways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing
Subtitle of host publicationRise of the Machines (Learning), PEARC 2019
PublisherICST
ISBN (Electronic)9781450372275
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 28 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 Conference on Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing: Rise of the Machines (Learning), PEARC 2019 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jul 28 2019Aug 1 2019

Publication series

NamePervasiveHealth: Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
ISSN (Print)2153-1633

Conference

Conference2019 Conference on Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing: Rise of the Machines (Learning), PEARC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period7/28/198/1/19

Keywords

  • Apache Airavata
  • Gateway
  • Keycloak
  • SciGaP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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