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E-CAS: Exploring Clouds to Accelerate Science

Time 12/12/19 10:20AM-11:10AM

Room Grand Chenier (5th)

Session Abstract

At SC18 the National Science Foundation announced a Cooperative Agreement with Internet2 for a project called “Exploring Clouds to Accelerate Science” or E-CAS.

This is a 2 phase competitive project where 6 teams, supported by credits from commercial providers compete for a NSF funded sub-award based on their acceleration of science through scaling and innovative use of technology or methods. The projects range from data intensive computation of output from the Large Hadron Collider and the IceCube neutrino observatory, through large-scale simulation of the brain’s motor cortex circuits or urban canopy weather modelling, to bursting to the cloud from NSF facilities or local hardware to overcome resource limitations analyzing big data in biology.

This presentation and discussion will give a brief overview of each project and discuss progress to date, successes and challenges in using commercial cloud platforms for large scale computational science. At the time of the meeting the projects will be a little over half way through the first phase of the project.

Speakers

Moderator James Sunderland Internet2

Presentation Media

Primary track Cloud Architecture

Secondary tracks Research Engagement

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