Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Pilot: Connecting Large Facilities Cyberinfrastructure

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Authors: Ewa Deelman, Anirban Mandal, Valerio Pascucci, Susan Sons, Jane Wyngaard, Charles Vardeman, Steve Petruzza, Ilya Baldin, Laura Christopherson, Ryan Mitchell, Loic Pottier, Mats Rynge, Erik Scott, Karan Vahi, Marina Kogan, Jasmine Mann, Tom Gulbransen, Daniel Allen, David Barlow, Santiago Bonarrigo, Chris Clark, Leslie Goldman, Tristan Goulden, Phil Harvey, David Hulsander, Steve Jacobs, Christine Laney, Ivan Lobo-Padilla, Jeremy Sampson, John Staarmann, Steve Stone

Source: 2019 15th International Conference on eScience (eScience), (2019)


Keywords: distributed sensors, natural sciences, computing, national science foundation, research facilities, research instruments, distributed sensor arrays, biology, data, cyberinfrastructure


The National Science Foundation`s Large Facilities are major, multi-user research facilities that operate and manage sophisticated and diverse research instruments and platforms (e.g., large telescopes, interferometers, distributed sensor arrays) that serve a variety of scientific disciplines, from astronomy and physics to geology and biology and beyond. Large Facilities are increasingly dependent on advanced cyberinfrastructure (i.e., computing, data, and software systems; networking; and associated human capital) to enable the broad delivery and analysis of facility-generated data. These cyberinfrastructure tools enable scientists and the public to gain new insights into fundamental questions about the structure and history of the universe, the world we live in today, and how our environment may change in the coming decades. This paper describes a pilot project that aims to develop a model for a Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence (CI CoE) that facilitates community building and knowledge sharing and that disseminates and applies best practices and innovative solutions for facility CI.


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