Science Impact of Sustained Cyberinfrastructure: The Pegasus Example

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This talk is the first in a series of NSF's Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) webinars. Dr. Deelman describes the challenges of developing and sustaining cyberinfrastructure capabilities that have impact on scientific discovery and that innovate in the changing cyberinfrastructure landscape. The recent multi-messenger observation triggered by LIGO and VIRGO’s first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars is a clear display of the increasing impact of dependable research cyberinfrastructure (CI) on scientific discovery.

Today’s cyberinfrastructure—hardware, software, and workforce—underpins the entire scientific workflow, from data collection at instruments, through complex analysis, to simulation, visualization, and analytics. The Pegasus project in an example of a cyberinfrastructure effort that enables LIGO and other communities to accomplish their scientific goals. In addition, it delivers robust automation capabilities to researchers at the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) studying seismic phenomena, to astronomers seeking to understand the structure of the universe, to material scientists developing new drug delivery methods, and to students seeking to understand human population migration.
 

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Ewa Deelman
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Information Sciences Institute (ISI), University of Southern California
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Collaborative workflow
Cyberinfrastructure for science
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Workflows - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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National Science Foundation (NSF)
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