2014 Internet2 Global Summit

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Leveraging Digital Infrastructure and Innovative Software Services to Accelerate Scientific Discovery

Time 04/09/14 04:30PM-05:30PM

Room Plaza Ballroom A/B/C

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Session Abstract

The needs of the scientific research community sit at the intersection of advanced technologies, big data, and global networks of collaboration. Innovative programs in Canada and the United States are leveraging national high performance digital infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of software tools and services to accelerate scientific research.

In this collaborative session, Hervé Guy will explain how CANARIE is changing the paradigm for research software development. Through the Research Software initiative, Canadian researchers and developers from the private and public sectors receive CANARIE investment to develop complete research software platforms that incorporate all the services and tools required to perform research within a specific discipline. These developers then commit to opening portions of the platform’s functionality to provide reusable software services (such as authentication, computation, data manipulation, or visualization) that can be easily leveraged by other research platforms across diverse disciplines. Hervé will illustrate how this model is resulting in the efficient development of new platforms that accelerate time to discovery. Recent ground-breaking and cross-discipline software services developed through this program will be showcased, highlighting the benefits of this collaborative initiative for the scientific community.

Steve Tuecke of the University of Chicago will describe how to build a secure, scalable campus data service that delivers advanced data management capabilities to researchers while significantly reducing the development, integration, and operations burden on resource providers. Using Globus as an exemplar, Tuecke will illustrate why the user experience is critical to making these capabilities accessible to a broad range of users at national research and education institutions, leveraging intuitive web interfaces and hiding access complexities behind a sophisticated federated identity infrastructure. Tuecke will demonstrate how Globus and the Science DMZ concept may be used to optimize delivery of these services on networks that span campus computing, public cloud, and national supercomputing resources


Speaker Steven Tuecke University of Chicago

Speaker Hervé Guy CANARIE, Inc.

Presentation Media

Primary track Cloud, Trust, Identity and Middleware Applications

Secondary tracks Internet2 NET+ Services Advanced Network Services and Leadership Cloud, Trust, Identity and Middleware Applications Research Strategies Cloud Services Focus on Federations Security Cyberinfrastructure