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Andrew Medford

479 days ago
  • Meeting Number (access code) 310 282 152 
Lea S PARTICIPANTS (please add your email address)
Lea Shanley, SBDH co-ED, lshanley@renci.org
Reagan Moore, RENCI
Mike C Mike Conway, RENCI/DFC/iRODS Consortium michael_conway@unc.edu
Lea S Terrell Russell, iRODS.org
Illya Baldwin, RADII/Orca
Karl Gustafson, SBDH program coordinator 
Andrew M Andrew Medford, Georgia Institute of Technology
Christine B Christine Kirkpatrick, SDSC, UC San Diego & West Big Data Hub
Victor H Victor Hazlewood, victor@utk.edu, NICS @ Univ of Tennessee and XSEDE Deputy Director of Operations/SP Coordinator
Lea S Andrew Medford, GA Tech (computational materials design), andrew.medford@chbe.gatech.edu
Zeydy O Zeydy Ortiz, DataCrunch Lab, zortiz@datacrunchlab.com
Lea S Len Fishman, Data.World
Kenton M Kenton McHenry, NCSA, UIUC, Midwest Big Data Hub
Lea S Antonio 
Le Grunewald, Computer Science, Univeristy of Oklahoma
Visioning Questions:
  • Should the South Big Data Hub be a data commons?
  • Are Hub members comfortable building upon existing NSF-sponsored cyberinfrastructure and other efforts tha have had this level of investment?
  • What should the common cyberinfrastructure capabilities be?
  • Should a common infrastructure be made available to all Hub spoke proposals? To Hub membership writ large?
  • Are there other similar environments people are aware of?
  • Identify software stack for which demos are needed as we think of the vision for the Hub and what components are needed?
  • What are the core software components?
  • When can we schedule demos for Hub members?
Notes (ALL- Please add your thoughts here):
Mike Conway - interested in web standards, authentication model, moving data, providing different ways of computation, how can we develop an architecture to allow different tools and services to plug in,
Reagan -- What are people's requirements? Are extensions needed?
Christine -- NDS, UT Austin/TACC, UC San Diego/SDSC, UI Urbana-Champaign/NCSA, etc Carefully and deliberating working towards a truly national federation: 
Lea S Kenton -- Built an app store like resource for data management tools/services, provisioned with resources, development tools to foster NDS goals to have these things interoperate with each other. Provide an infrastructure for scientists:
Victor H Victor Hazlewood discussed at a high level the information services available from XSEDE. 
There is an extensive information services capability available and maintained by XSEDE.  This information service is built on Glue2 and the information service repositories have REST APIs to all the information.   This is available at https://info.xsede.org/ and the "Primary APIs and browsing interfaces" is a good place to start to look at what is available.  This currently has the 10 "allocated" XSEDE Service Provider resources at 5 centers ("allocated" means NSF funded resources) as participants in the information services.  The XSEDE Federation (https://www.xsede.org/web/sp-forum/spf-members) has 26 "unallocated" Service Providers (SP) that are members of the XSEDE Federation and these SPs are being asked to enter a resource they want to publish in our Resource Description Repository and list service/software information in the XSEDE information services. Victor will put together a future Hub presentation to describe in more detail the XSEDE information service (and give this presentation to all the Hubs as possible).   This information service is used to provide information to the XSEDE portal (https://portal.xsede.org/ to display such things as Resource lists (https://www.xsede.org/resources/overview), software (https://portal.xsede.org/software#/) job/load information, and other information for the benefit of XSEDE users and stakeholders.  There is a requirements collection capability in XSEDE whereby national CI stakeholders can send requirements to XSEDE to investigate the initiation of an an XSEDE engineering activity to add a capability, service or software, including augmenting the XSEDE information services perhaps for the benefit of the Hubs.   
Lea S Three sets of NSF-sponsored infrastructure discussed:
  • NDS infrastructure - workflows
  • XSEDE infrastructure - computer resources
  • DataNet Federation infrastructure - research collaborations
Plus private sector infrastructure (Data.World, Microsoft, etc)
Mike C (MC) We are also investigating the Agave system at TACC and don't know yet how it sits with the rest of the components - http://agaveapi.co/ that's more oriented to HPC
Lea S The discovery environment is interacting with the XSEDE environment, and through the ODUM institute have interacted with NDS. So it is possible interoperate across these three environments and we would like to pursue those.
One way to go forward is to develop a distributed test bed. Demonstrate the interoperability, distributed use of resources, or distributed use of 
Victor can provide what information services that are available through a presentation. 
Reagan - Identify explicit services beyond compute and storage, like geospatial services. 
Demos to Schedule for the Hubs:
CyVerse (Nirav, Mike Conway)
NDS Labs (Christine)
XCEDE (Victor)
Meetings: preference is once a month for larger group discussion, 2x or more for core working team
3 PM EST may work on Fridays for monthly meeting. 
Next week to discuss draft list of those core Hub components, evaluate opportunities for federation and interoperability, and would like to get comments back..
Victor Hazlewood <victor@utk.edu> COO Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (Joint between UTK and ORNL) & XSEDE Deputy Director of Operations & Service Provider Coordinator
569 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Renata Rawlings-Goss , Andrew Medford , Mark Jack 569 days ago
  • Initial Exploratory Meeting: May 26, 2016
Listen to Recorded Call: (Will post link after call concludes)
To Join the call: Click Here
Optional dial-in number: 404-947-8273. No PIN needed.Untitled
Call List:
Karen Fite - GA Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Digital) 
  • Goal- Improve operations and grow business for Manufacturers in Georgia.
  • Interested: in Promoting the Workshop to Manufacturers and identifying Manufacturers ready to contribute. 
  • Learning about Big Data and how it can improve business
  • Educating the larger Manufactures about  solutions and potential
Yu Liang- University of Tennessee (Smart Cities) 
  • Project - Bridges (Using IoT to look at material failure in bridges across the US)
  • Using Hadoop and other open source platforms, but connecting them into a workflow is non-trivial
Jason Charcalla _ University of Tennessee / Oak Ridge (Systems Arch)- 
  • Project, HPC, infrastructure, looking for partners in the Materials and Manufacturing space.
Andrew M Andrew Medford - Georgia Institute of Technology - 
  • Computational Chemistry and Materials Informatics (focus on surface science and catalysis)
Mark J Mark Jack - Florida A&M University, Physics, Nanoscience, HPC, machine learning
Renata R
  • Looking for domain resources to connect best practices in materials modeling with tools and next steps for smaller academic institutions. 
  • Teaching Python, machine learning to students
Yan Wang
1. A Big Data in Materials and Manufacturing Industry-Academia Workshop (Summer 2016) 
Will include industry scoping with faculty and postdocs in data science.
2. Education resources needed for the community
  •  Webinars or video recordings of hands on workshops:
  • U.C. Berkley (August 2016 -Workshop on Open Source Tools to model Materials)
  • MIT materials project
  • Materials Genome Initiative
  • Access to roundtables with Domain experts
  • Give an opportunity for researchers or companies that are just starting in materials data science to ask experts questions regarding best practices. 
  • Attending Meetup groups 
3. Leadership roles in the Hub 
Will follow up with 
4. Available or needed data infrastructure

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