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Champion Leadership Team

This page includes the Champions Leadership team and Regional Champions

Champion Staff
Name Institution Position
Dana Brunson Internet2 Campus Engagement Co-manager
Henry Neeman University of Oklahoma Campus Engagement Co-manager
Marisa Brazil Purdue University Champion Coordinator
Jay Alameda University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Champion Technology Coordinator
Champion Elected Leadership Team    
Douglas Jennewein Arizona State University Champion Leadership Team (2018-2020)
Timothy Middelkoop University of Missouri Champion Leadership Team (2018-2020)
Julie Ma MGHPCC Champion Leadership Team (2018-2020)
Hussein Al-Azzawi University of New Mexico Champion Leadership Team (2018-2020)
Shelley Knuth University of Colorado Champion Leadership Team (2019-2021)
BJ Lougee Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas (CADRE) Champion Leadership Team (2019-2021)
Torey Battelle Colorado School of Mines Champion Leadership Team (2019-2021)
Champion Leadership Team Alumni    
Aaron Culich University of California-Berkeley Champion Leadership Team (2017-2019)
Jack Smith West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission  Champion Leadership Team (2016-2018)
Dan Voss University of Miami Champion Leadership Team (2016-2018)
Erin Hodges University of Houston Champion Leadership Team (2017-2018)
Alla Kammerdiner New Mexico State University Champion Leadership Team (2017-2019)

Updated: August 28, 2019

Regional Champions

The Regional Champion Program is built upon the principles and goals of the XSEDE Champion Program. The Regional Champion network facilitates education and training opportunities for researchers, faculty, students and staff in their region that help them make effective use of local, regional and national digital resources and services. Additionally, the Regional Champion Program provides oversight and assistance in a predefined geographical region to ensure that all Champions in that region receive the information and assistance they require, as well as establish a bi-directional conduit between Champions in the region and the XSEDE champion staff, thus ensuring a more efficient dissemination of information, allowing finer grained support. Finally, the Regional Champions acts as a regional point of contact and coordination, to assist in scaling up the Champion program by working with the champion staff to coordinate and identify areas of opportunity for expanding outreach to the user community.

Regional Champions are coordinated by Jeff Pummill.

Ben Nickell Idaho National Labs Nick Maggio University of Oregon 1
Ruth Marinshaw Stanford University Aaron Culich University of California, Berkeley 2
Kevin Brandt South Dakota State University  Chet Langin Southern Illinois University 3
Dan Andresen Kansas State University BJ Lougee Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City CADRE  4
Mark Reed University of North Carolina Craig Tanis University of Tennessee, Chattanooga 5
Scott Hampton University of Notre Dame Stephen Harrell Purdue University 6
Scott Yockel Harvard University Scott Valcourt University of New Hampshire 7
Anita Orendt University of Utah Shelley Knuth University of Colorado 8

Updated: August 6, 2018


Key Points
Leadership table
Regional Champions table
Contact Information

Student Champions

Campus Champions programs include Regional, Student, and Domain Champions.


Student Champions

Student Champion volunteer responsibilities may vary from one institution to another and depending on your Mentor. Student Champions may work with their Campus Champion Mentor to provide outreach on campus to help users access the best advanced computing resource that will help them accomplish their research goals, provide training to users on campus, or work on special projects assigned by your Mentor. Student Champions are also encouraged to attend the annual PEARC conference and participate in the PEARC student program as well as submit posters or papers to the conference. 

Interested in applying to become a Student Champion?

Fill out this form and someone will be in touch soon! (Please note that your institution must be part of the Champions program and you must have a Campus Champion mentor. To check to see if your institution is part of the Champions program and to get in touch a Champion on your campus, check here. Can't find your institution on the list? Fill out the application form and we will work to help you!)

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Boise State University Mike Henry Kyle Shannon Material Science PhD 2020
Dillard University Priscilla Saarah Tomekia Simeon Biology Undergraduate 2022
Dillard University Brian Desil Tomekia Simeon Physics Undergraduate 2022
Florida A&M Univerisity TBD Hongmei Chi      
Florida A&M Univeristy TBD Hongmei Chi      
Georgia Institute of Technology Sebastian Kayhan Hollister Semir Sarajlic Computer Science  Undergraduate 2021
Georgia State University Kenneth Huang Suranga Naranjan   Graduate 2020
Georgia State University Thakshila Herath Suranga Naranjan   Graduate  
Georgia State University  Melchizedek Mashiku Neranjan "Suranga" Edirisinghe Pathiran Computer Science Undergraduate 2022
Iowa State University Justin Stanley Levi Barber Computer Science Undergraduate 2020
Jackson State University Duber Gomez-Fonseca Carmen Wright   Graduate 2019
John Hopkins University Jodie Hoh Jaime Combariza, Anthony Kolasny, Kevin Manalo Computer Science Undergraduate 2022
Kansas State University Mohammed Tanash Dan Andresen Computer Science Gradudate/PhD 2022
Massachusetts Green HPC Center Abigail Waters  Julie Ma Clinical Psychology PhD 2022
Midwestern State University Broday Walker Eduardo Colmenares Computer Science Graduate 2020
New Jersey Institute of Technology Vatsal Shah Roman Voronov Mechanical Engineering  Undergraduate 2020
Northwestern University  Sajid Al Syed Alper Kinaci Applied Physics PhD 2021
Oklahoma State University Venkat Padmanapan Rao Jesse Schafer Materials Science PhD 2019
Pomona College Omar Zintan Mwinila-Yuori Asya Shklyar Computer Science Undergraduate  2022
Pomona College Samuel Millette Asya Shklyar Computer Science  Undergraduate   2023
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute James Flamino Joel Geidt   PhD 2022
Saint Louis University Frank Gerhard Schroer IV Eric Kaufmann Physics Undergraduate 2021
Southern Illinois University

Majid Memari

Chet Langin   PhD 2021
Southern Illinois University Aaron Walber Chet Langin Physics   2020
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Kurtis D. Clark Jeremy Evert Computer Science Undergraduate 2020
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga  Carson Woods Craig Tanis Computer Science Undergraduate 2021
Univerity of Arkansas Timothy "Ryan" Rogers Jeff Pummill Physical Chemistry PhD 2021
University of California - Merced Luanzheng Guo Sarvani Chadalapaka   PhD 2020
University of Central Florida Amit Goel Paul Weigand      
University of Central Oklahoma Samuel Kelting Evan Lemley Mathematics/CS Undergraduate 2021
University of Delaware Parinaz Barakhshan Anita Schwartz Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD 2024
University of Houston-Downtown Eashrak Zubair Hong Lin   Undergraduate 2020
University of Illinois at Chicago Babak Kashir Taloori Jon Komperda Mechanical Engineering PhD 2020
University of Iowa Baylen Jacob Brus Ben Rogers Health Informatics Undergraduate 2020
University of Maine Michael Brady Butler Bruce Segee Physica/Computational Materials Science PhD 2022
University of Michigan Simon Adorf Shelly Johnson     2019
University of North Carolina Wilmington Cory Nichols Shrum Eddie Dunn      
University of South Dakota Adison Ann Kleinsasser   Computer Science Graduate 2020
University of Wyoming Rajiv Khadka Jared Baker   PhD 2020
Virginia Tech University David Barto Alana Romanella   Undergraduate 2020
West Chester University of Pennsylvania Jon C. Kilgannon Linh Ngo Computer Science Graduate 2020
Winston-Salem State University Daniel Caines Xiuping Tao Computer Science Undergraduate 2019
Florida A&M Univerisity George Kurian Hongmei Chi     2019
Florida A&M Univerisity Temilola Aderibigbe Hongmei Chi     2019
Florida A&M Univerisity Stacyann Nelson Hongmei Chi     2019
Georgia State University Mengyuan Zhu Suranga Naranjan     2017
Jackson State Univeristy Ebrahim Al-Areqi Carmen Wright     2018
Mississippi State University Nitin Sukhija Trey Breckenridge     2015
Oklahoma State University Phillip Doehle Dana Brunson     2016
Oklahoma State University Raj Shukla Dana Brunson     2018
Oklahoma State University Nathalia Graf Grachet Philip Doehle     2019
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jorge Alarcon Joel Geidt     2016
Southern Illinois University Alex Sommers Chet Langin     2018
Southern Illinois University Sai Susheel Sunkara Chet Langin     2018
Southern Illinois University Monica Majiga Chet Langin     2017
Southern Illinois University Sai Sandeep Kadiyala  Chet Langin     2017
Southern Illinois University Rezaul Nishat Chet Langin     2018
Southern Illinois University Alvin Gonzales Chet Langin     2020
Tufts University Georgios (George) Karamanis Shawn G. Doughty     2018
University of Arkansas Shawn Coleman Jeff Pummill     2014
University of Florida David Ojika Oleksandr Moskalenko     2018
University of Houston Clear Lake Tarun Kumar Sharma Liwen Shih     2014
University of Maryland Baltimore County Genaro Hernadez Paul Schou     2015
University of Missouri Alexander Barnes Timothy Middelkoop     2018
University of North Carolina Wilmington James Stinson Gray Eddie Dunn     2018
University of South Dakota Joseph Madison Doug Jennewein     2018
University of Pittsburgh Shervin Sammak Kim Wong     2016
Virginia Tech University Lu Chen Alana Romanella     2017

Updated: November 14, 2019


Key Points
Student Champions
Regional Champions
Domain Champions
Contact Information

Current Campus Champions

Current Campus Champions listed by institution. Participation as either an Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) or as a minority-serving institution (MSI) is also indicated.

Campus Champion Institutions  
Total Academic Institutions 274
     Academic institutions in EPSCoR jurisdictions 82
    Minority Serving Institutions 54
    Minority Serving Institutions in EPSCoR jurisdictions 18
Non-academic, not-for-profit organizations 32
Total Campus Champion Institutions 306
Total Number of Champions 638

LAST UPDATED: November 11, 2019

See also the lists of Leadership Team and Regional LeadersDomain Champions and Student Champions.

Institution Campus Champions EPSCoR MSI
Alabama A & M University Damian Clarke, Raziq Yaqub
Albany State University Olabisi Ojo, Konda Reddy Karnati  
Arizona State University Michael Simeone (domain) , Sean Dudley, Johnathan Lee, Lee Reynolds, William DizonIan Shaeffer, Dalena Hardy, Gil Speyer, Richard Gould, Chris Kurtz, Jason Yalim, Philip Tarrant, Douglast Jennewein    
Arkansas State University Hai Jiang  
Auburn University Tony Skjellum  
Austin Peay State University Justin Oelgoetz    
Bates College Kai Evenson  
Baylor College of Medicine Pavel Sumazin , Hua-Sheng Chiu, Hyunjae Ryan Kim    
Baylor University Mike Hutcheson, Carl Bell, Brian Sitton    
Bentley University Jason Wells    
Bethune-Cookman University Ahmed Badi  
Boise State University Kyle Shannon, Mike Henry (student), Jason Watt, Kelly Byrne, Mendi Edgar  
Boston Children's Hospital Arash Nemati Hayati    
Boston University Wayne Gilmore, Charlie Jahnke, Augustine Abaris, Brian Gregor, Katia Oleinik, Jacob Pessin    
Bowdoin College Dj Merrill  
Brandeis University John Edison    
Brown University Helen Kershaw, Maximilian King, Paul Hall, Khemraj Shukla, Mete Tunca, Paul Stey  
California Baptist University Linn Carothers  
California Institute of Technology Tom Morrell    
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Chantal Stieber    
California State University-Sacramento Anna Klimaszewski-Patterson  
Carnegie Institution for Science Floyd A. Fayton, Jr.    
Carnegie Mellon University Bryan Webb, Franz Franchetti, Carl Skipper    
Case Western Reserve University Roger Bielefeld, Hadrian Djohari, Emily Dragowsky, James Michael Warfe, Sanjaya Gajurel    
Centre College David Toth  
Chapman University James Kelly    
Children's Research Institute, Children's Mercy Kansas City Shane Corder    
Citadel Military College of South Carolina John Lewis  
Claremont McKenna College Jeho Park    
Clark Atlanta University Dina Tandabany  
Clarkson Univeristy Jeeves Green, Joshua A. Fiske    
Clemson University Marcin Ziolkowski, Xizhou Feng, Ashwin Srinath, Jeffrey Denton, Corey Ferrier  
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Iris Nira Smith, Daniel Blankenberg    
Clinton College Terris S. Riley
Coastal Carolina University Will Jones, Thomas Hoffman  
Colby College Randall Downer  
College of Charleston Berhane Temelso  
College of Staten Island CUNY Sharon Loverde  
College of William and Mary Eric Walter    
Colorado School of Mines Torey Battelle    
Columbia University Rob Lane, George Garrett, John Villa    
Complex Biological Systems Alliance Kris Holton    
Cornell University Susan Mehringer    
Dakota State University David Zeng  
Dillard University Tomekia Simeon, Brian Desil (student), Priscilla Saarah (student)
Doane University-Arts & Sciences Adam Erck, Mark Meysenburg  
Dominican University of California Randall Hall    
Drexel University David Chin    
Duke University Tom Milledge    
Earlham College Charlie Peck    
Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City (CADRE) BJ Lougee, Chris Stackpole, Michael Robinson    
Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City (CADRE) - OKC Branch Greg Woodward  
Federal Reserve Bank Of New York Ernest Miller, Kevin Kelliher    
Felidae Conservation Fund Kevin Clark    
Ferris State University Luis Rivera, David Petillo    
Fisk University Michael Watson  
Florida A and M University Hongmei Chi, Jesse Edwards, Yohn Jairo Parra Bautista  
Florida Atlantic University Rhian Resnick    
Florida International University David Driesbach, Cassian D'Cunha  
Florida Southern College Christian Roberson    
Florida State University Paul van der Mark    
Francis Marion University K. Daniel Brauss, Jordan D. McDonnell
George Mason University Jayshree Sarma, Jeffrey Bassett, Alastair Neil    
George Washington University Hanning Chen, Adam Wong, Glen Maclachlan, William Burke    
Georgetown University Alisa Kang    
Georgia Institute of Technology Mehmet Belgin, Semir Sarajlic, Nuyun (Nellie) Zhang, Sebastian Kayhan Hollister (student), Paul Manno, Kevin Manalo    
Georgia Southern University Brandon Kimmons    
Georgia State University Neranjan "Suranga" Edirisinghe Pathiran, Ken Huang, Thakshila Herath (student), Melchizedek Mashiku (student)  
Gettysburg College Charles Kann    
Great Plains Network Kate Adams, James Deaton    
Harvard Medical School Jason Key    
Harvard University Scott Yockel, Plamen Krastev, Francesco Pontiggia    
Harvey Mudd College Aashita Kesarwani    
Hood College Xinlian Liu    
Howard University Marcus Alfred  
Idaho National Laboratory Ben Nickell, Eric Whiting, Tami Grimmett  
Idaho State University Keith Weber, Randy Gaines, Dong Xu  
Illinois Institute of Technology Jeff Wereszczynski    
Indiana University Abhinav Thota, Sudahakar Pamidighantam (domain) , Junjie Li, Thomas Doak (domain) , Carrie L. Ganote (domain) , Sheri Sanders (domain) , Bhavya Nalagampalli Papudeshi (domain) , Le Mai Weakley    
Indiana University of Pennsylvania John Chrispell    
Internet2 Dana Brunson    
Iowa State University Andrew Severin, James Coyle, Levi Baber, Justin Stanley (student)    
Jackson State University Carmen Wright, Duber Gomez-Fonseca (student)
James Madison University Yasmeen Shorish, Isaiah Sumner    
Jarvis Christian College Widodo Samyono  
John Brown University Jill Ellenbarger  
Johns Hopkins University Anthony Kolasny, Jaime Combariza, Jodie Hoh (student)    
Juniata College Burak Cem Konduk    
KINBER Jennifer Oxenford    
Kansas Research and Education Network Casey Russell  
Kansas State University Dan Andresen, Mohammed Tanash (student), Kyle Hutson  
Kennesaw State University Dick Gayler, Jon Preston    
Kentucky State University Chi Shen
Lafayette College Bill Thompson, Jason Simms    
Lamar University Larry Osborne    
Langston University Franklin Fondjo, Abebaw Tadesse, Joel Snow
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Andrew Wiedlea    
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Todd Gamblin    
Lehigh University Alexander Pacheco    
Lock Haven University Kevin Range    
Louisiana State University Feng Chen, Blaise A Bourdin  
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans Mohamad Qayoom  
Louisiana Tech University Don Liu  
Marquette University Craig Struble, Lars Olson, Xizhou Feng    
Marshall University Jack Smith, Justin Chapman  
Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center Julie Ma, Abigail Waters (student)    
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Christopher Hill, Lauren Milechin    
Medical University of South Carolina Starr Hazard  
Michigan State University Andrew Keen, Yongjun Choi, Dirk Colbry    
Michigan Technological University Gowtham    
Middle Tennessee State University Dwayne John    
Midwestern State University Eduardo Colmenares-Diaz, Broday Walker (student)    
Mississippi State University Trey Breckenridge  
Missouri State University Matt Siebert    
Missouri University of Science and Technology Buddy Scharfenberg, Don Howdeshell    
Monmouth College Christopher Fasano    
Montana State University Jonathan Hilmer  
Montana Tech Bowen Deng  
Morehouse College Jigsa Tola, Doreen Stevens  
NCAR/UCAR Davide Del Vento    
National University Ali Farahani    
Navajo Technical University Jason Arviso
New Jersey Institute of Technology Glenn "Gedaliah" Wolosh, Roman Voronov, Vatsal Shah (student)    
New Mexico State University Alla Kammerdiner, Diana Dugas, Strahinja Trecakov
New York University Shenglong Wang    
North Carolina A & T State University Dukka KC  
North Carolina Central University Caesar Jackson, Alade Tokuta  
North Carolina State University at Raleigh Lisa Lowe    
North Dakota State University Dane Skow, Nick Dusek, Oluwasijibomi "Siji" Saula, Khang Hoang  
Northern Arizona University Christopher Coffey, Jason Buechler, William Wilson    
Northern Illinois University Jifu Tan    
Northwest Missouri State University Jim Campbell    
Northwestern State University (Louisiana Scholars' College) Brad Burkman  
Northwestern University Pascal Paschos, Alper Kinaci, Sajid Ali Syed (student)    
OWASP Foundation Learning Gateway Project Bev Corwin, Laureano Batista, Zoe Braiterman, Noreen Whysel    
Ohio State University Keith Stewart, Sandy Shew    
Ohio Supercomputer Center Karen Tomko    
Oklahoma Baptist University Yuan-Liang Albert Chen  
Oklahoma Innovation Institute John Mosher  
Oklahoma State University Brian Couger (domain) , Jesse Schafer, Christopher J. Fennell (domain) , Phillip Doehle, Evan Linde, Venkat Padmanapan Rao (student)  
Old Dominion University Wirawan Purwanto    
Oral Roberts University Stephen R. Wheat  
Oregon State University David Barber, CJ Keist, Mark Keever, Dylan Keon    
Penn State University Wayne Figurelle, Guido Cervone, Diego Menendez, Jeff Nucciarone    
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Stephen Deems, John Urbanic    
Pomona College Asya Shklyar, Andrew Crawford, Omar Zintan Mwinila-Yuori (student), Samuel Millette (student)    
Portland State University William Garrick    
Princeton University Ian Cosden    
Purdue University Xiao Zhu, Tsai-wei Wu, Matthew Route (domain) , Stephen Harrell, Marisa Brazil, Eric Adams    
Reed College Trina Marmarelli, Johnny Powell    
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Joel Giedt, James Flamino (student)    
Rhodes College Brian Larkins    
Rice University Qiyou Jiang, Erik Engquist, Xiaoqin Huang, Clinton Heider, John Mulligan    
Rochester Institute of Technology Andrew W. Elble , Emilio Del Plato, Charles Gruener, Paul Mezzanini, Sidney Pendelberry    
Rowan University Ghulam Rasool    
Rutgers University Kevin Abbey, Shantenu Jha, Bill Abbott, Leslie Michelson, Paul Framhein, Galen Collier, Eric Marshall, Kristina Plazonic, Vlad Kholodovych    
SBGrid Consortium      
SUNY at Albany Kevin Tyle, Nicholas Schiraldi    
Saint Louis University Eric Kaufmann, Frank Gerhard Schroer IV (student)    
Saint Martin University Shawn Duan    
San Diego State University Mary Thomas  
San Jose State University Sen Chiao, Werner Goveya    
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Nitin Sukhija    
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Jennifer Zhao    
Sonoma State University Mark Perri  
South Carolina State University Biswajit Biswal, Jagruti Sahoo
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rafal M. Oszwaldowski  
South Dakota State University Kevin Brandt, Maria Kalyvaki  
Southeast Missouri State University Marcus Bond    
Southern Connecticut State University Yigui Wang    
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Shaikh Ahmed, Chet Langin, Majid Memari (student), Aaron Walber (student)    
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Kade Cole, Andrew Speer    
Southern Methodist University Amit Kumar, Merlin Wilkerson, Robert Kalescky    
Southern University and A & M College Shizhong Yang, Rachel Vincent-Finley
Southwest Innovation Cluster Thomas MacCalla    
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jeremy Evert, Kurtis D. Clark (student)  
Spelman College Yonas Tekle  
Stanford University Ruth Marinshaw, Zhiyong Zhang    
Swarthmore College Andrew Ruether    
Temple University Richard Berger    
Tennessee Technological University Tao Yu, Mike Renfro    
Texas A & M University-College Station Rick McMullen, Dhruva Chakravorty, Jian Tao    
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Ed Evans, Joshua Gonzalez  
Texas A&M University-San Antonio Smriti Bhatt  
Texas Southern University Farrukh Khan  
Texas State University Shane Flaherty  
Texas Wesleyan University Terrence Neumann    
The College of New Jersey Shawn Sivy    
The Jackson Laboratory Shane Sanders  
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Craig Tanis, Ethan Hereth, Carson Woods (student)    
The University of Texas at Austin Kevin Chen    
The University of Texas at Dallas Frank Feagans, Gi Vania, Jaynal Pervez, Christopher Simmons    
The University of Texas at El Paso Rodrigo Romero, Vinod Kumar  
The University of Texas at San Antionio Brent League, Jeremy Mann, Zhiwei Wang, Armando Rodriguez, Thomas Freeman  
Tinker Air Force Base Zachary Fuchs, David Monismith  
Trinity College Peter Yoon    
Tufts University Shawn Doughty    
Tulane University Hideki Fujioka, Hoang Tran, Carl Baribault  
United States Department of Agriculture - Agriculture Research Service Nathan Weeks    
United States Geological Survey Janice Gordon, Jeff Falgout, Natalya Rapstine    
University of Alabama at Birmingham John-Paul Robinson  
University of Alaska Fairbanks Liam Forbes, Kevin Galloway
University of Arizona Jimmy Ferng, Mark Borgstrom, Moe Torabi, Adam Michel, Chris Reidy, Chris Deer, Cynthia Hart, Ric Anderson, Todd Merritt, Dima Shyshlov, Blake Joyce    
University of Arkansas David Chaffin, Jeff Pummill, Pawel Wolinski, James McCartney, Timothy "Ryan" Rogers (student)  
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Albert Everett  
University of California-Berkeley Aaron Culich, Chris Paciorek    
University of California-Davis Bill Broadley    
University of California-Irvine Harry Mangalam  
University of California-Los Angeles TV Singh    
University of California-Merced Matthias Bussonnier, Sarvani Chadalapaka, Luanzheng Guo (student)    
University of California-Riverside Bill Strossman, Charles Forsyth  
University of California-San Diego Cyd Burrows-Schilling, Claire Mizumoto    
University of California-San Francisco Jason Crane    
University of California-Santa Barbara Sharon Solis, Sharon Tettegah  
University of California-Santa Cruz Shawfeng Dong, Jeffrey D. Weekley  
University of Central Florida Paul Wiegand, Amit Goel (student), Jason Nagin    
University of Central Oklahoma Evan Lemley, Samuel Kelting (student)  
University of Chicago Igor Yakushin, Ryan Harden    
University of Cincinnati Kurt Roberts, Larry Schartman, Jane E Combs    
University of Colorado Thomas Hauser, Shelley Knuth, Andy Monaghan, Daniel Trahan    
University of Delaware Anita Schwartz, Parinaz Barakhshan (student)  
University of Florida Alex Moskalenko, David Ojika    
University of Georgia Guy Cormier    
University of Guam Rommel Hidalgo, Eugene Adanzo, Randy Dahilig, Jose Santiago, Steven Mamaril
University of Hawaii Gwen Jacobs, Sean Cleveland
University of Houston Jerry Ebalunode, Amit Amritkar (domain)  
University of Houston-Clear Lake David Garrison, Liwen Shih    
University of Houston-Downtown Eashrak Zubair (student), Hong Lin  
University of Idaho Lucas Sheneman  
University of Illinois at Chicago Himanshu Sharma, Jon Komperda, Babak Kashir Taloori (student)  
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mao Ye (domain) , Rob Kooper (domain) , Dean Karres, Tracy Smith    
University of Indianapolis Steve Spicklemire    
University of Iowa Ben Rogers, Baylen Jacob Brus (student), Sai Ramadugu, Adam Harding, Joe Hetrick, Cody Johnson, Genevieve Johnson, Glenn Johnson, Brendel Krueger, Kang Lee, Gabby Perez, Brian Ring, John Saxton    
University of Kansas Riley Epperson  
University of Kentucky Vikram Gazula, James Griffioen  
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Raju Gottumukkala  
University of Louisville Harrison Simrall  
University of Maine System Bruce Segee, Steve Cousins, Michael Brady Butler (student)  
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Urban Wiggins  
University of Maryland-Baltimore County Roy Prouty, Randy Philipp  
University of Maryland-College Park Kevin M. Hildebrand  
University of Massachusetts Amherst Johnathan Griffin    
University of Massachusetts-Boston Jeff Dusenberry, Runcong Chen  
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Scott Field, Gaurav Khanna    
University of Memphis Qianyi Cheng    
University of Miami Dan Voss, Warner Baringer    
University of Michigan Brock Palen, Simon Adorf (student), Shelly Johnson, Todd Raeker, Gregory Teichert    
University of Minnesota Eric Shook (domain) , Ben Lynch, Evan Bolling, Joel Turbes, Doug Finley    
University of Mississippi Kurt Showmaker  
University of Missouri-Columbia Timothy Middelkoop, Micheal Quinn, Derek Howard, Asif Ahamed Magdoom Ali, Brian Marxkors    
University of Missouri-Kansas City Paul Rulis    
University of Montana Tiago Antao  
University of Nebraska Adam Caprez, Jingchao Zhang  
University of Nebraska Medical Center Ashok Mudgapalli  
University of Nevada-Reno Fred Harris, Scotty Strachan, Engin Arslan  
University of New Hampshire Scott Valcourt  
University of New Mexico Hussein Al-Azzawi, Matthew Fricke
University of North Carolina Mark Reed, Mike Barker    
University of North Carolina Wilmington Eddie Dunn, Ellen Gurganious, Cory Nichols Shrum (student)    
University of North Carolina, RENCI Laura Christopherson, Chris Erdmann, Chris Lenhardt    
University of North Dakota Aaron Bergstrom  
University of North Georgia Luis A. Cueva Parra    
University of North Texas Charles Peterson, Damiri Young    
University of Notre Dame Dodi Heryadi, Scott Hampton    
University of Oklahoma Henry Neeman, Kali McLennan, Horst Severini, James Ferguson, David Akin, S. Patrick Calhoun, George Louthan, Jason Speckman  
University of Oregon Nick Maggio, Robert Yelle, Jake Searcy, Mark Allen, Michael Coleman    
University of Pennsylvania Gavin Burris    
University of Pittsburgh Kim Wong, Matt Burton, Fangping Mu, Shervin Sammak    
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Ana Gonzalez
University of Richmond Fred Hagemeister    
University of South Carolina Paul Sagona, Ben Torkian, Nathan Elger  
University of South Dakota Adison Ann Kleinsasser (student), Ryan Johnson, Bill Conn  
University of South Florida-St Petersburg (College of Marine Science) Tylar Murray    
University of Southern California Virginia Kuhn (domain) , Cesar Sul, Erin Shaw    
University of Southern Mississippi Brian Olson , Gopinath Subramanian  
University of St Thomas William Bear, Keith Ketchmark, Eric Tornoe    
University of Tulsa Peter Hawrylak  
University of Utah Anita Orendt, Tom Cheatham (domain) , Brian Haymore (domain)    
University of Vermont Andi Elledge, Yves Dubief  
University of Virginia Ed Hall, Katherine Holcomb    
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Nam Pho    
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse David Mathias, Samantha Foley    
University of Wisconsin-Madison Todd Shechter    
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dan Siercks, Jason Bacon, Shawn Kwang    
University of Wyoming Bryan Shader, Rajiv Khadka (student), Dylan Perkins  
University of the Virgin Islands Marc Boumedine
Utah Valley University George Rudolph    
Valparaiso University Paul Lapsansky, Paul M. Nord, Nicholas S. Rosasco    
Vassar College Christopher Gahn    
Virginia Tech University James McClure, Alana Romanella, Srijith Rajamohan, David Barto (student)    
Washburn University Karen Camarda, Steve Black  
Washington State University Rohit Dhariwal, Peter Mills    
Washington University in St Louis Xing Huang, Matt Weil, Matt Callaway    
Wayne State University Patrick Gossman, Michael Thompson, Aragorn Steiger    
Weill Cornell Medicine Joseph Hargitai    
West Chester University of Pennsylvania Linh Ngo, Jon C. Kilgannon (student)    
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Jack Smith  
West Virginia State University Sridhar Malkaram
West Virginia University Don McLaughlin, Nathan Gregg, Guillermo Avendano-Franco  
West Virginia University Institute of Technology Sanish Rai  
Wichita State University Terrance Figy  
Winston-Salem State University Xiuping Tao, Daniel Caines (student)  
Wofford College Beau Christ  
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Roberta Mazzoli    
Yale University Andrew Sherman, Kaylea Nelson, Benjamin Evans    
Youngstown State University Feng George Yu    

LAST UPDATED: November 11, 2019


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Iron (Fe) pseudocarbynes are likely widespread in the interstellar medium, where extremely cold temperatures would lead carbon chains to condense on Fe clusters. Over eons, the formation of complex organic molecules would be facilitated from Fe pseudocarbynes. The model shows a hydrogen-capped carbon chain attached to an Fe13 cluster (iron atoms are shown as reddish brown, carbon is gray, hydrogen is light gray). Credit: Pilarisetty Tarakeshwar, Arizona State University



By Robert Burnham (Arizona State University Communications) and Kimberly Mann Bruch (SDSC Communications)

XSEDE resources used to discover new class of molecules

Iron, which is largely known for steel manufacturing, is most typically found in gaseous form in stars such as the sun and in a more condensed form in planets such as Earth. Astrophysicists know that iron is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, after lightweight elements such as hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen.

Iron in interstellar environments should also be common, but astrophysicists detect only low levels of the gaseous kind. This implies to researchers that the missing iron exists in some kind of solid form or molecular state, yet identifying its hiding place has remained elusive.

A team of cosmo-chemists at Arizona State University, with support from the W.M. Keck Foundation, now claims that the mystery may be simpler than it seems. The iron isn't really missing, they say. Instead, it's hiding in plain sight. The iron is believed to have combined with carbon molecules to form molecular chains called iron pseudocarbynes. The spectra of these chains are almost identical with the much more common chains of carbon atoms, long known to be abundant in interstellar space.

The team used the National Science Foundation-funded Extreme Science and Discovery Environment (XSEDE)'s Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), an Organized Research unit at the University of California San Diego, to validate their findings, published earlier this year in the Astrophysical Journal.

"We are proposing a new class of molecules that are likely to be widespread in the interstellar medium," said Pilarisetty Tarakeshwar, a research associate professor in ASU's School of Molecular Sciences. His co-authors, Peter Buseck and Frank Timmes, are both in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration; Buseck, an ASU regents professor, is also in the School of Molecular Sciences with Tarakeshwar.

The team examined how clusters containing only a few atoms of metallic iron might join with chains of carbon atoms to produce molecules combining both elements. Recent evidence obtained from stardust and meteorites indicates the widespread occurrence of clusters of iron atoms in the cosmos. In the extremely cold temperatures of interstellar space, these iron clusters act as deep-freeze particles, enabling carbon chains of various lengths to stick to them, thus producing different molecules from those that can occur during the gaseous phase of iron.

Said Tarakeshwar, "We used Comet to calculate what the spectra of these molecules would look like, and we found that they have spectroscopic signatures nearly identical to carbon-chain molecules without any iron." He added that because of this, "previous astrophysical observations could have overlooked these carbon-plus-iron molecules."

The researchers say this means that the missing iron in the interstellar medium is actually out in plain view but masquerading as common carbon-chain molecules.

"The calculations involving iron pseudocarbynes were computationally challenging because we had to optimize the geometries and calculate the spectroscopic properties of several open-shell systems," said Tarakeshwar. "The computational resources on Comet (including the software installed on it) were instrumental in enabling us to complete most preliminary calculations in a couple of months. The support of SDSC staff, especially Mahidhar Tatineni, was extremely valuable because many problems we encountered were expeditiously resolved as soon as we encountered them."

The new work may also solve another longstanding puzzle. Carbon chains with more than nine atoms are unstable, according to the research team. Yet observations have detected more complex carbon molecules in interstellar space. How nature builds these complex carbon molecules from simpler carbon molecules has been a longstanding mystery.

"Longer carbon chains are stabilized by the addition of iron clusters," said Buseck, noting that this opens a new pathway for building more complex molecules in space such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons, of which naphthalene — the main ingredient in mothballs — is a familiar example.

Said Timmes, "Our work provides new insights into bridging the yawning gap between molecules containing nine or fewer carbon atoms and complex molecules such as C60 buckminsterfullerene, better known as 'buckyballs.'"

Since its inception, computational chemistry has been extremely interdisciplinary. "Resources such as XSEDE, which are operational because of the shared expertise of several talented people, reinforce the idea that one can advance fundamental understanding and solve cutting-edge problems by using such resources

Advanced Computing for Social Change Institute

Providing transformative student experiences through the application of XSEDE resources and services.

Learning through ACSCI

The Advanced Computing for Social Change Institute offers unique opportunities, co-located with professional conferences, for undergraduate students who want to enhance their skillset and create positive change in their community.

The programs recruit students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to:

  • Learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge
  • Experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization
  • Expand skills in team-based problem solving
  • Learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public


  • Be currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate student at an accredited college/university
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States (for ACSC only)
  • Not plan to graduate the semester before or two months after the program
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 (or equivalent)
  • Be able to attend a full challenge or competition during program dates
  • Complete the online application form before the deadline

Students from any undergraduate background are eligible, although some preference will be given to women, minorities, students from majors outside computer science, and students at the sophomore or junior level.

Students will be assigned to teams to ensure a balance of backgrounds, and an advisor will be assigned to each team. The costs of airfare, lodging, meals, and conference registration will be provided.

Application Details

The upcoming Computing4Change (C4C) event is being held in Denver, CO co-located with the SC19 conference Nov 16-22, 2019.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application deadline for the SC19 event has passed. Notification of acceptance was sent in June 2019.

The next Advanced Computing for Social Change (ACSC) event will be in Portland, OR co-located with the PEARC20 conference July 26-30, 2020.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application period for the PEARC20 event is November 1, 2019 to March 1, 2020. Notification of acceptance will be sent in June 2020.

Visit the ACSC FAQ for details.

The next Computing4Change (C4C) event will be in Atlanta, GA co-located with the SC20 conference Nov 14-20, 2020.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application period for the SC20 event is Winter 2020. Please check for details coming soon.

Key Points
Developing a Diverse Workforce
Infusing Computational Science
Expanding Instructional Resources
Contact Information

ECSS Projects

Explore ECSS's current and past projects, research teams, and science gateways.

Project List

For each of the following groups, the tables below list the Project, PI and Institution, the ECSS consultant(s) and the end date of the allocated support.

Research Teams

Project Name PI PI Institution ECSS Consultant(s)
Numerical Modeling of the Hydroclimate of South America: A Focus on Land Cover Change, Y2 Francina Dominguez University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign David Bock
Leveraging Twitter as an Epidemiologic Tool to Understand Health Behaviors, Y1 Brian A. Primack University of Pittsburgh Joel Welling, Mitchel Horton
SCEC Petascale Research: An Earthquake System Science Approach to Physics-Based Seismic Hazard Research (TG-MCA03S012), Y3 Christine Anne Goulet University of Southern California Yifeng Cui
Simulating global climate with turbulence-permitting cloud superparameterization to train machine learning emulators and advance understanding of aerosol-cloud feedbacks Michael Pritchard University of California Irvine,David Walling
Analysis of the effects of climate change on planning and operations of SERC's power system, Y1 Edson Roberto Severnini Carnegie Mellon University Roberto Gomez
COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES ON PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Yigui Wang Southern Connecticut State University DJ Choi, Vinit Sharma
Multiple Geospatial Data Integration In A Distributed Environment, Y1 Debra Fern Laefer New York University Jennifer Bakal (Inactive)
Probing the Binding of Pesticides Environmental Pollutants on Human Serum Albumin Using Molecular Docking Archana Mishra University of Arkansas fort smith Vinit Sharma
High Fidelity Numerical SImulation and Global Stability Analysis of Acoustic Excitation Effect on Separating Thermal Boundary Layer, Y1 Guillermo Paniagua Purdue University Shiquan Su
Geophysical information from high resolution satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery, Y1 Justin Edward Stopa University of Hawaii, Manoa Eric Coulter
Applications of Computer Vision and Machine Learning to Historical Documents, Y1 Raja A. Adal University of Pittsburgh Paola Buitrago
Developing a distributed framework for Deep Reinforcement Learning applications, Y1 Joohyun Kim Louisiana State University Choonhan Youn
Diversity of functional genes in deeply branching uncultured microbes, Y1 Andrew Decker Steen,Andrew D. Steen,Chad Burdyshaw
Variational Phase-Field models in Defect Mechanics Blaise Bourdin Louisiana State University Victor Eijkhout
DISSCO, a Digital Instrument for Sound Synthesis and Composition, Y3 Sever Tipei University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Paul Rodriguez
High performance image analysis for fine-scale characterization of Pan-Arctic ice-wedge polygons from sub-meter commercial satellite imagery, Y1 Chandi Witharana University of Connecticut Davide Del Vento
Numerical Modeling of Double-Diffusive Convection,Y2 Timour Radko Naval Postgraduate School Dmitry Pekurovsky
Tidal and Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Matthew V. Bilskie Louisiana State University David Bock, Lisa Lowe, Yifeng Cui
Understanding Traders at Nano-second Time Scale, Y4 Mao Ye University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign David O'Neal
Fetal and Neonatal Immune Development over Time, Y1 Liza Konnikova University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Paola Buitrago
Roles of Actomyosin Contractility in Force Generation and Cell Shape Changes, Y2 Taeyoon Kim Purdue University Od Odbadrakh
Molecular Modeling, Visualization and Structural Analysis of Bacteriophage T4, HIV-1 and Other Viruses, Y1 Victor Padilla-Sanchez Catholic University of America David O'Neal
The "Morelli Machine": A Proposal Testing a Critical, Algorithmic Approach to Art History Christopher James Nygren University of Pittsburgh Alan Craig, Paul Rodriguez
Computational fluid-structure interaction of biological systems, Y4 Haoxiang Luo Vanderbilt University Hang Liu
Real stories of bad kids—a historical big data analysis to disclose the social construction of juvenile delinquency Yu Zhang Jackson State University Amit Gupta, Sandeep Puthanveetil Satheesan
Method Development and Application of Electronic Structure Calculations for Complex Nanostructures Kaushik Dayal Carnegie Mellon University Yang Wang
Laser-based Structural Sensing and Damage Assessment, Y3 Jerome F. Hajjar Northeastern University DJ Choi, Justin Oelgoetz
SCEC Petascale Research: An Earthquake System Science Approach to Physics-Based Seismic Hazard Research, Y2 Christine Goulet University of Southern California Yifeng Cui
Cross-scale simulations using a community geophysical fluid dynamics model , Y1 Joseph Yinglong Zhang Virginia Institute of Marine Science Laura Carrington
Large-scale Analysis and Mining of the Protein Data Bank Archive,Peter W Rose University of California, San Diego Mahidhar Tatineni, Roberto Gomez
Benchmarking Big Data Stream Queries on High-Performance Platforms Kai Lin University of California, San Diego Darren Adams
Accelerating Scientific Throughput in Behavioral Decision Research, Y2 Michel Regenwetter University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Paul Rodriguez, Roberto Gomez
Assessment of Competition in the US Markets: Evidence from Retail Scanner Data, Y1 Philip Garland Gayle Kansas State University Kwai Wong
Large-shared-memory supercomputing for game-theoretic analysis with fine-grained abstractions, and novel tree search algorithms, Y3 Tuomas Sandholm Carnegie Mellon University John Urbanic
Turbulent Mixing in a Magnetic Field and Flow strcuture under Successive Axisymmetric Straining, Y2 Pui-kuen Yeung Georgia Institute of Technology Lars Koesterke
Allocation Request on Bridges for Joint Analysis of Metagenomics and Metabolomics Data, Y4 Ping Ma University of Georgia Paul Rodriguez, Philip Blood
COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES ON PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Yigui Wang Southern Connecticut State University DJ Choi, Vinit Sharma
Promoting Mobility Innovation through Data and Modeling: the Data Rodeo Concept Natalia Ruiz Juri University of Texas at Austin Amit Gupta
High-Performance Computing Resources for CAPS Realtime Storm-Scale Ensemble Forecasts in Support of Hazardous Weather Testbed and Hydrometeorological Testbed Fanyou Kong University of Oklahoma David O'Neal
A Coupled Lattice Boltzmann and Spectrin Link Method for Modeling Fluid-Structure Interaction Cyrus K Aidun Georgia Institute of Technology Anirban Jana, Darren Adams
An implicit, Chimera-based discontinuous Galerkin solver: development and application Paul David Orkwis University of Cincinnati Davide Del Vento, Shiquan Su
Hi-Fidelity Simulations of Shear Flow of Polymeric Melts: Flow Induced Disentanglement and Shear Banding Bamin Khomami University of Tennessee, Knoxville DJ Choi
Tanaka: Structural Estimation of Equilibrium Models, Y3 Chao Fu University of Wisconsin-Madison Victor Eijkhout
Deep Learning for drug-protein interaction prediction Gil Alterovitz Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital Yang Wang
Modeling Heliospheric Phenomena with MS-FLUKSS and Observational Boundary Conditions Nikolai Pogorelov University of Alabama, Huntsville Laura Carrington
Statistical Analysis for Partially-Observed Markov Processes with Marked Point Process Obs, Y4 Yong Zeng University of Missouri, Kansas City Mitchel DeWayne Horton
Genome-Wide microRNAs and Single Gamete Based Genetic Profiling of Sweet Sorghum Varieties for Biofuel Production Ahmad Naseer Aziz Tennessee State University Alex Ropelewski
Laser-based Structural Sensing and Damage Assessment, Y2 Jerome F. Hajjar Northeastern University DJ Choi
Constructing Nanosecond Level Snapshot of Financial Markets Using Supercomputers, Y3 Mao Ye University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign David O'Neal, Lei Huang
Multiscale Simulation and Complex Data Fitting of HIV Latency-Reactivation Control and Viral Dynamics Alan Stuart Perelson Los Alamos National Laboratory Laura Carrington, Paul Hoover
DNS of droplet-laden isotropic turbulence, y4 Antonino Ferrante University of Washington Darren Adams
First-principles studis of electronic structure and transport in semiconductors and multifunctional molecular electronic materials Xiaoguang Zhang University of Florida Yang Wang
Optimization and uncertainty quantification in cardiovascular flow simulations using high performance computing Alison Lesley Marsden Stanford University Kwai Wong
Automated classification of In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System (ISIIS) images using Convolutional Neural Nets on parallel computing infrastructure Robert Cowen Oregon State University Manu Shantharam

Community Codes

Project Name PI PI Institution ECSS Consultant
Multiscale Climate and Earth System Modeling, Y6 Yang Zhang North Carolina State University Shiquan Su
Bioinformatics Pipeline and Infrastructure Development for Genomics, Y4 Uma Chandran University of Pittsburgh Alex Ropelewski
Towards a multiscale theory of molecular solvation: Development, testing, and application of 3D-RISM, Y1 Tyler Luchko California State University-Northridge Albert Lu
Variational Phase-Field models in Defect Mechanics Blaise Bourdin Louisiana State University Victor Eijkhout
Coastal General Ecology Model (CGEM) optimization and training John Christopher Lehrter University of South Alabama Kent Milfeld
Efficient exploration of High Entropy Alloys search space for their bulk and surface properties using DFT calculations with Multiple Scattering Theory, Y1 Zachary Ulissi Carnegie Mellon University Yang Wang
Testing the Role of Strong Magnetic Fields in Stabilizing Radiation-Pressure-Dominated Black Hole Accretion Disks, Y2 Patrick C. Fragile College of Charleston Si Liu
The Technicolor Dawn Simulations Kristian Finlator New Mexico State University Victor Eijkhout
Exploring the universe with Advanced LIGO's detections of compact-object binaries Duncan Brown Syracuse University Lars Koesterke
Genome Resource Development and Singularity Containers, Y3 Andrew J Severin Iowa State University David O'Neal
Bioinformatics Pipeline and Infrastructure Development for Genomics, Y3 Uma Chandran University of Pittsburgh Alex Ropelewski
Bioinformatics Pipeline and Infrastructure Development for Genomics, Y2 Uma Chandran University of Pittsburgh Alex Ropelewski
Computational Support for Bioinformatics Projects on Assembly Analysis of Fungal Metagenomes for the Discovery of Genes Involved in Important Biological Processes Suping Zhou Tennessee State University Alex Ropelewski
Numerical Simulations of Neutron Star Mergers David Radice Institute for Advanced Study Lars Koesterke
Using semantic networks to generate novel hypotheses in biomedicine Jodi Schneider University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Paul Ho

Science Gateways

Project Name PI PI Institution ECSS Consultant(s)
The Distant Reader, Y1 Eric Lease Morgan University of Notre Dame Eric Coulter, Eroma Abeysinghe
Data Investigation and Sharing Environment for Big Weather Web, Y2 Carlos Maltzahn University of California, Santa Cruz Andrea Zonca
Fake News Shelf life:Content, Reach, and Ephemerality of Hyperpartisan News, Y1 Michael Simeone Arizona State University Christopher Thompson, Jeff Sale
Powering HydroShare for Scalable Geospatial and Hydrologic Sciences through Jupyter, Y1 David Gavin Tarboton Utah State University Anand Padmanabhan
SAVERX: A Platform for Denoising Single-cell Gene Expression, Y1 Nancy Ruonan Zhang University of Pennsylvania Eroma Abeysinghe, Rob Quick
Gateway for SimVascular Educational Users Alison Lesley Marsden Stanford University Eroma Abeysinghe, Marcus Christie
InterACTWEL - Secure decision support system for coordination of adaptation planning in food, energy, and water sectors Meghna Babbar-Sebens Oregon State University Eric Coulter, Eroma Abeysinghe, Suresh Marru
Understanding sustainability issues in the global farm-food system using a global gridded model of agriculture URIS BALDOS Purdue University Lan Zhao
Next-generation Data Services and Workflows to Advance Geoscience Research and Education, Y3 Mohan Ramamurthy University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Andrea Zonca
Resource Support for SnowVision, a Machine-Learning Program for Archaeologists Karen Y. Smith University of South Carolina Suresh Marru
Searching the SRA Robert Edwards San Diego State University Eroma Abeysinghe, Mats Rynge
Mesoscale Data Fusion to Map and Model the US Food Energy and Water system Benjamin Ruddell Northern Arizona University Mats Rynge
High Resolution Spatial Temporal Analysis of Whole-Head 306-Channel Magnetoencephalography and 66-Channel Electroencephalograpy Brain Imaging in Humans During Sleep, Y2 David Shannahoff-Khalsa University of California, San Diego Jeff Sale, Mona Wong
A Portal for Collaborative Software in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Y2 Barry I Schneider National Institute of Standards and Technology Sudhakar Pamidighantam
Building a responsible, comprehensive, and practical relational database for oceanographic and ecological data, Y2 Anela Choy Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute,Amit Chourasia
Exploring the full simulation modeling workflow on XSEDE, Y2 Richard P. Signell US Geological Survey,Andrea Zonca
Future Water Indiana, Y1 Jennifer Renee Brand Indiana University of Bloomington Kent Milfeld, Sudhakar Pamidighantam
A Portal for Collaborative Software in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Y1 Barry I Schneider National Institute of Standards and Technology Sudhakar Pamidighantam
Science and Engineering Applications Grid (SEAGrid): A Gateway for Simulation of Molecular and Material Structures and Dynamics Sudhakar V. Pamidighantam Indiana University Feng Kevin Chen (Inactive)
Atmospheric Science in the Cloud: Enabling Data-Proximate Science Mohan Ramamurthy UCAR/Unidata Suresh Marru

Past Projects

Project Name PI PI Institution Consultant(s)
Alpha-viscosity vs. GRMHD Patrick C Fragile College of Charleston Damon McDougall
Development of a High-Performance Parallel Gibbs Ensemble Monte Carlo Simulation Engine Jeffrey J. Potoff Wayne State University Junwen Li, Yifeng Cui
Numerical Modeling of the Hydroclimate of South America: A Focus on Land Cover Change Francina Dominguez University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Si Liu
XSEDE Insights: System Utilization Analyses Through XDMoD Data John Cazes Texas Advanced Computing Center Damon McDougall
Predictability and Data Assimilation of Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclones, Y3 Fuqing Zhang Pennsylvania State University Greg Foss
Preparing for Checkpoint-Restart in the Exascale Generation, Y2 Gene Cooperman Northeastern University Jerome Vienne
Simulation of Quantum Circuits in the Clifford-T gate set Antia Lamas-Linares Texas Advanced Computing Center Cyrus "William" Proctor
Predictability and Data Assimilation of Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclones, Y2 Fuqing Zhang Pennsylvania State University Greg Foss
Computational Anatomy Gateway, Y2 Daniel Tward Johns Hopkins University Hang Liu
Bioinformatics Pipeline and Infrastructure Development for Cancer Genomics, Y1 Uma Chandran University of Pittsburgh Alex Ropelewski
Surface-induced forcing and decadal variability and change of the East Asian climate, surface hydrology and agriculture Yongkang Xue University of California, Los Angeles Shiquan Su
Adaptive Finite-element Simulations of Complex Industrial Flow Problems Cameron Walter Smith Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lars Koesterke, Lei Huang
Optimizing the Multi-State Modified Embedded Atom Method Code Addon for LAMMPS on Stampede Srinivasan Srivilliputhur University of North Texas Kent Milfeld
Twenglish: Global Language Variation on Social Media Lars Hinrichs University of Texas at Austin Feng Kevin Chen
Insight into biomolecular structure, dynamics, interactions and energetics from simulation: Finding_ Thomas Cheatham University of Utah  
Computational Anatomy Gateway, Y1 Michael I Miller John Hopkins University Antonio Gomez
Assessing future flood risk from the emerging threat of Madden-Julian Oscillation amplification using a convection-permitting climate model Gabe Kooperman University of California, Irvine Si Liu
Direct Numerical Simulations and Analysis of Compressible And Incompressible Turbulence, Y3 Diego Donzis Texas A&M University Xiao Zhu
Omics approaches to understanding cellular and organismal responses to chronic stress in marine mammals Jane Khudyakov University of the Pacific Erik Ferlanti
Finding Real Differences Between Semi-supervised Learning Algorithms Using PJ2 George Rudolph The Citadel Jerome Vienne
Image Analysis of fMRI Data for Medical Applications Frank Michael Skidmore University of Alabama, Birmingham Junqi Yin
Computational Studies on Physical and Chemical Properties Yigui Wang Southern Connecticut State University Marcela Madrid, Yang Wang
Simulation for 2D Semiconductor with Parallel Uniform and Adaptive Multigrid Method for Multi-component Phase Field Crystal Models, Y2 Zhen Guan University of California, Irvine David Bock, Dmitry Pekurovsky, Sudhakar Pamidighantam
Building a responsible, comprehensive, and practical relational database for oceanographic and ecological data Anela Choy Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Jennifer Bakal
Image Analysis of the 1935-1944 Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photography Collection Elizabeth Wuerffel Valparaiso University Alan Craig, Paul Rodriguez, Sandeep Puthanveetil Satheesan
Micromechanical analysis of stress-strain inhomoheneities with Fourier transforms (MASSIF) Anthony D Rollett Carnegie Mellon University Anirban Jana, Roberto Gomez
Numerical Modeling of High-Impact Weather: Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Winter Cyclones, Y4 Brian F Jewett University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign David O'Neal
Numerical Modeling of High-Impact Weather: Winter Snowstorms, Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes, Y3 Brian F Jewett University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign David O'Neal, Lei Huang
Simulation for 2D Semiconductor with Parallel Uniform and Adaptive Multigrid Method for Phase Field Crystal Models, Y1 Zhen Guan University of California, Irvine David Bock, Dmitry Pekurovsky, Sudhakar Pamidighantam
Analysis of human cortical electrophysiological data: database design for rapid analysis Max Novelli University of Pittsburgh Roberto Gomez
Machine Assisted Rhetorical Analysis James Ian Wynn Carnegie Mellon University Roberto Gomez
VERY HIGH RESOLUTION FUNCTIONAL BRAIN MAPPING, Y1 Donald Nathan Krieger University of Pittsburgh  
Assessment of Competition in the US Markets Based on Retail Scanner Data Philip Garland Gayle Kansas State University Kwai Wong, Od Odbadrakh
DISSCO, a Digital Instrument for Sound Synthesis and Composition, Y1 Sever Tipei University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Paul Rodriguez, Robert Sinkovits
Six Degrees of Francis Bacon, Y2 Christopher Norton Warren Carnegie Mellon University David Walling
Six Degrees of Francis Bacon, Y1 Christopher Norton Warren Carnegie Mellon University David Walling, Roberto Gomez
Large-eddy simulations of pulverized coal combustion Xinyu Zhao University of Connecticut Laura Carrington
Investigating 4-D Dynamics of Subduction and Continental Evolution using Adjoint Convection Models Lijun Liu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Yifeng Cui
Molecular dynamics simulations of protein ensembles with vibrational labeling groups Casey H Londergan Haverford College Chad Burdyshaw, Vinit Sharma
Decomposing Bodies Alison Langmead University of Pittsburgh Alan Craig, Paul Rodriguez, Sandeep Puthanveetil Satheesan
Large Scale First Principles Study of Anderson Localization Mark Jarrell Louisiana State University Yang Wang
Quantum Path-Integral qPATHINT Algorithm Lester Ingber   Yang Wang
Tuning Geodynamo Simulation to Paleomagnetic Observations, Y2 David Gubbins Scripps Institution of Oceanography Chad Burdyshaw, Shiquan Su
Disclosure Scriptability Matthew DeAngelis Georgia State University Kwai Wong
Speeding-up Agent-Based Simulation of Cattle Herd Infection Diseases Rebecca Lee Smith National Center for Supercomputing Applications Yifeng Cui
NOAA Climate and Weather Research Allocation Request Frank Indiviglio National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pragneshkumar Patel
Constructing Nanosecond Level Snapshot of Financial Markets Using Supercomputers Mao Ye University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign David O'Neal
Analyzing the Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Online Game Advancement, Y2 Min Zhan University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lonnie D. Crosby
XSEDE: Prediction and Control of Compressible Turbulent Flows, y4 Daniel Joseph Bodony University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lonnie D. Crosby
Simulating climate-environment-human interactions in coastal South Africa: Continuing the Development of a "Paleoscape Model" for studies of modern human origins, Y3 Curtis Marean Arizona State University David O'Neal
Hydrological model development and application for a refined understanding of Arctic hydrology Anna Katarina Liljedahl University of Alaska, Fairbanks Laura Carrington
Allocation Request on Blacklight and Bridges for SNP Detection in Large Metagenomics Samples, y3 Ping Ma University of Georgia Philip Blood
Multilingual FrameNet: Cross-lingual Alignment and Annotation Collin F Baker International Computer Science Institute Roberto Gomez
Computation and testing of effective degree of eQTL Networks Sheila Marie Gaynor Harvard University Roberto Gomez
ARIEL: Analysis of Rare Incident-Event Languages Ravi Starzl Carnegie Mellon University Paola Buitrago
Digital Humanities Projects: Processing XML Data Elisa Eileen Beshero-Bondar University of Pittsburgh David O'Neal, Roberto Gomez
Large Scale Biomechanics Simulations in ABAQUS Jonathan Pieter Vande Geest University of Pittsburgh Anirban Jana
Computational studies of earthquake hazards: effects of complex geologic structure and topography on seismic wave propagation and quantification of uncertainties in seismic source models and probabilistic seismic-hazard Morgan Paul Moschetti US Geological Survey Lars Koesterke, Yifeng Cui
Computational fluid-structure interaction of biological systems, Y3 Haoxiang Luo Vanderbilt University Hang Liu
Renewal of TG-BCS100001: Simulations of Orientation and Size Dependent Sub- Structures within Hierarchical Simulations of Human Maria-Grazia Ascenzi   Andrea Zonca, DJ Choi
Computational Design and Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Protein, Polymers and Host-Guest Interactions Jeffery G Saven University of Pennsylvania Victor Eijkhout
Simulating the microscopic properties of neutron star crust matter William George Newton Texas A&M University, Commerce Lars Koesterke
Distributed MCMC for Bayesian Hierarchical Models Imran Currim University of California, Irvine Andrea Zonca, Paul Rodriguez
Numerical Methods and Models Using Stochastic (Partial) Differential Equations in Biology Christopher Vincent Rackauckas University of California, Irvine DJ Choi
Mining, Coordinating and Visualizing Curricula in STEM and Social Science Sharon Tettegah University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Pragneshkumar Patel
Ab initio study on the glycosidation of 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) Yigui Wang Southern Connecticut State University DJ Choi
Laser-based Structural Sensing and Damage Assessment, Y1 Jerome F. Hajjar Northeastern University DJ Choi
Simulating collisions of white dwarfs as a primary channel for type Ia supernovae Doron Kushnir Institute for Advanced Study David Bock
Large eddy simulations of extended wind-farms Charles Meneveau Johns Hopkins University Darren Adams, David Bock
Improving Seasonal Prediction of the Indo-Pacific SST and Indian Monsoon with Multiple Ocean Analyses Ensemble Bohua Huang George Mason University Shiquan Su
Research Inititiation Awards: Globalization Strategy and Parallelism in PDE-constrained optimization for inverse source problems Widodo Samyono Jarvis Christian College Victor Eijkhout
Investigating the relationship between Identity Politics and Discourse using visualizations Nicole Brown National Center for Supercomputing Applications Mark Van Moer, Paul Rodriguez
Direct numerical simulation of droplet-laden homogeneous isotropic turbulence - Y3 Antonino Ferrante University of Washington Darren Adams
Multi-Physics Computational Modeling of Cardiac Flows and Heart Murmurs Using a Parallelized Immerse Rajat Mittal John Hopkins University Antonio Gomez
OpenTopography: A gateway to high resolution topography data and services Viswanath Nandigam San Diego Supercomputer Center Choonhan Youn
Using Galaxy and Jetstream resources to analyze non-coding and unmapped regions of whole genomes of healthy and disease-carrying dogs Tendai Mutangadura University of Missouri, Columbia Philip Blood
Data Investigation and Sharing Environment for Big Weather Web Carlos Maltzahn University of California, Santa Cruz Suresh Marru
The Galaxy XSEDE Gateway, Y2 James Taylor Johns Hopkins University Eric Coulter
Particle-in-Cell and Kinetic Simulation Software Center (PICKSC) Gateway Benjamin John Winjum University of California, Los Angeles Eroma Abeysinghe, Suresh Marru
Inter-cloud Bursting: Decreasing Time-to-Science with a Multi-Stack Cloud Federation Adam M Brazier Cornell University Mats Rynge
Modeling the Effective Energy and Mass Transfer input to Earth's Critical Zone from sub-meter to global spatial scales and daily to millennial time scales Jon Damian Pelletier University of Arizona Mats Rynge, Yan Liu
Investigating morphology evolution in thin-film polymer blends, Y2 Baskar Ganapathysubramanian Iowa State University Amit Chourasia, Christopher Thompson
DiaGrid: Deliverying Science-as-a-Service for Collaborative Research and Education Communities Carol Xiaohui Song Purdue University Christopher Thompson
Fluid-Structure Interaction, Optimization, and Uncertainty Quantification Using High Performance Computing in Cardiovascular Applications, Y2 Alison Lesley Marsden Stanford University Eroma Abeysinghe, Suresh Marru
WaterHUB for Hydrologic Modeling and Education Venkatesh Merwade Purdue University Lan Zhao
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Digital Asset Management Brooke Sansosti Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Roberto Gomez
Deploying Multi-Facility Cyberinfrastructure in XSEDE cloud and storage facilities to serve the national geosciences community Timothy Keith Ahern Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Andrea Zonca
dREG Science Gateway Charles G Danko Cornell University Eroma Abeysinghe
Providing a Science Gateway to Existing Simulations of Galaxy Cluster Mergers, Y2 Marios Chatzikos University of Kentucky Christopher Thompson
Terrain Analysis using digital elevation models, Y3 David Tarboton Utah State University Yan Liu
Simulation for the IceCube telescope data analysis and detector upgrade studies Francis Halzen University of Wisconsin-Madison Mats Rynge
Investigating morphology evolution in thin-film polymer blends, Y1 Baskar Ganapathysubramanian Iowa State University Amit Chourasia, Christopher Thompson
Population Level Benchmarking Variant Calling Pipelines and Building a Community Resource with 3K Rice Genomes Liya Wang Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Mats Rynge

Key Points
ECSS has assisted on nearly 100 XSEDE projects in XSEDE 2.0's first two years.
Contact Information

XSEDE Partnerships

Check out the partner institutions funded by the XSEDE Project:

XSEDE is led by the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The partnership includes the following institutions:

XSEDE Leadership Committees

XSEDE Leadership Team

John Towns

National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kelly Gaither

Texas Advanced Computing Center
University of Texas at Austin

Questions from the public and the media about the XSEDE project should be directed to:

Hannah Remmert

National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / 217-300-5976

Collaborations with Funded Activities

NSF Proposal Title PI/Contact Award Abstract Amount
Mainstreaming Volunteer Computing David Anderson 1105572 $548,546
SI2-SSI: SciDaaS -- Scientific data management as a service for small/medium labs Ian Foster 1148484 $2,398,999
Collaborative Research: Integrated HPC Systems Usage and Performance of Resources Monitoring and Modeling (SUPReMM- SUNY Buffalo) Abani Patra 1203560 $458,561
Collaborative Research: Integrated HPC Systems Usage and Performance of Resources Monitoring and Modeling (SUPReMM- UT-Austin) Abani Patra 1203604 $457,919
Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) Von Welch 1234408 $4,518,845
Latin America-US Institute 2013: Methods in Computational Discovery for Multidimensional Problem Solving Kevin Franklin 1242216 $99,986
EAGER proposal: Toward a Distributed Knowledge Environment for Research into Cyberinfrastructure: Data, Tools, Measures, and Models for Multidimensional Innovation Network Analysis Nicholas Berente 1348461 $204,935
Multiscale Software for Quantum Simulations in Materials Design, Nano Science and Technology Jerzy Bernholc 1339844 $500,000
MRI: Acquisition of SuperMIC-- A Heterogeneous Computing Environment to Enable Transformation of Computational Research and Education in the State of Louisiana Seung-Jong Park 1338051 $3,924,181
Open Gateway Computing Environments Science Gateways Platform as a Service (OGCE SciGaP) Marlon Pierce 1339774  $2,500,000
Sustaining Globus Toolkit for the NSF Community (Sustain-GT) Steven Tuecke 1339873 $1,200,000
CC-NIE Integration: Developing Applications with Networking Capabilities via End-to-End SDN (DANCES) Kathy L. Benninger 1341005 $650,000
A Large-Scale, Community-Driven Experimental Environment for Cloud Research Dr. Kate Keahey 1419141 $10,049,765
MRI: Acquisition of a National CyberGIS Facility for Computing- and Data-Intensive Geospatial Research and Education Shaowen Wang 1429699 $1,787,335
Acquisition of an Extreme GPU cluster for Interdisciplinary Research Todd Martinez 1429830 $3,500,000
The Centrality of Advanced Digitally-ENabled Science: CADENS Donna Cox 1445176 $1,499,535
CloudLab: Flexible Scientific Infrastructure to Support Fundamental Advances in Cloud Architectures and Applications Robert Ricci 1419199 $9,999,999
RUI: CAREER Organizational Capacity and Capacity Building for Cyberinfrastructure Diffusion Dr. Kerk F. Kee, Almadena Y. Chtchelkanova 1453864  $519,753
Fostering Successful Innovative Large-Scale, Distributed Science and Engineering Projects through Integrated Collaboration Nicolas Berente 1551609  $100,000
EarthCube RCN: Collaborative Research: Research Coordination Network for HighPerformance Distributed Computing in the Polar Sciences Allen Pope 1541620 $299,977
MRI Collaborative Consortium: Acquisition of a Shared Supercomputer by the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium Thomas Hauser 1532236  $2,730,000
BD Hubs: Midwest: "SEEDCorn: Sustainable Enabling Environment for Data Collaboration that you are proposing in response to the NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs): Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem (NSF 15-562) solicitation Edward Seidel 1550320  $1,499,999
Secure Data Architecture: Shared Intelligence Platform for Protecting our National Cyberinfrastructure" that you are proposing in response to the NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (NSF 15-549) solicitation Alexander Withers 1547249  $499,206
CILogon 2.0 project that you are proposing in response to the NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (NSF 15-549) solicitation James Basney 1547268  $499,973
DIBBs: Merging Science and Cyberinfrastructure Pathways: The Whole Tale Bertram Ludaescher 1541450 $4,986,951
Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Philip J. Puxley 1519126  $1
SI2-SSE: Multiscale Software for Quantum Simulations of Nanostructured Materials and Devices J. Bernholc 1615114 $29,232
Collaborative Research: SI2-SSI: Adding Volunteer Computing to the Research Cyberinfrastructure David Anderson 1550601 $259,999
Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) that you are proposing in response to the NSF Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2, NSF 15-553) solicitation Thomas Crawford 1547580 $5,880,491
Science Gateways Software Institute for NSF Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2, NSF 15-553) solicitation Nancy Wilkins-Diehr 1547611 $6,599,000
CC* Compute: BioBurst in response to the Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) Program solicitation (NSF 16-567) Ron Hawkins 1659104 $494,066
CC* Networking Infrastructure: Building HPRNet (High-Performance Research Network) for advancement of data intensive research and collaboration Farzad Mashayek 1659255 $499,745
Cybertraining:CIP – Professional Training for CyberAmbassadors Dirk Colbry 1730137 $498,330
SI2-SSI: Pegasus: Automating compute and data intensive science Ewa Deelman 1664162 $2,500,000
Quantum Mechanical Modeling of Major Mantle Materials Renata Wentacovitch 0635990  $805,227
MRI: Acquisition of the Lawrence Supercomputer to Advance Multidisciplinary Research in South Dakota Doug Jennewein 1626516 $504,911
Collaborative Research: CyberTraining: CIU: Hour of Cyberinfrastructure: Developing Cyber Literacy for Geographic Information Science Eric Shook 1829708 $373,990
CC* NPEO: A Sustainable Center for Engagement and Networks Jennifer M. Schopf 1826994 $1,166,667
Collaborative Research: Building the Community for the Open Storage Network Alex Szalay 1747493 $165,185
CICI: CSRC: Research Security Operations Center (ResearchSOC) Von Welch 1840034 $4,933,641
CC* NPEO: Towards the National Research Platform Larry Smarr 1826967 $2,500,000
Collaborative Research: ABI Sustaining: The National Center for Genome Analysis Support Thomas Doak 1759906 $313,673
SI2-SSI Collaborative Research: SCALE-MS-Scalable Adaptive Large Ensembles of Molecular Simulations Peter Kasson 1835780 $763,289.00
A Workshop to Jumpstart High-Performance Computing in Finance/ BIGDATA: IA: Collaborative Research: Understanding the Financial Market Ecosystem Mao Ye 1838183 $422,288.00
Elements: Software: Multidimensional Fast Fourier Transforms on the Path to Exascale Dmitry Pekurovsky 1835885 $477,460.00


Key Points
XSEDE is comprised of partnerships with 19 institutions
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Service Provider Forum

The national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem is powered by a broad set of Service Providers (SP). The XSEDE Federation primarily consists of SPs that are autonomous entities that agree to coordinate with XSEDE and each other to varying degrees. The XSEDE Federation may also include other non-service provider organizations.

Service Providers are projects or organizations that provide cyberinfrastructure (CI) services to the science and engineering community. In the US academic community, there is a rich diversity of SPs, spanning centers that are funded by NSF to operate large-scale resources for the national research community to universities that provide resources and services to their local researchers. The Service Provider Forum is intended to facilitate this ecosystem of SPs, thereby advancing the science and engineering researchers that rely on these cyberinfrastructure services. The SP Forum provides:

  • An open forum for discussion of topics of interest to the SP community.
  • A formal communication channel between the SP Forum members and the XSEDE project.

SPs are classified as being at a specific level by meeting a minimum set of conditions.They may meet additional conditions at their option, but classification at a specific level will be based on the stated required minimum conditions.

Briefly, Level 1 SPs meet all the XSEDE integration requirements and will explicitly share digital services with the broader community. Level 2 SPs make some digital services accessible via XSEDE and Level 3 SPs are the most loosely coupled; they will share the characteristics of their services via XSEDE, but need not make those services available beyond their local community. For more detailed descriptions, see the documents linked below.


SP Forum Elected Officers (as of January 17, 2019):

  • Chair: Ruth Marinshaw, Stanford University
  • Vice Chair: Mary Thomas, San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • L2 Chair: Thomas Doak, NCGAS/Indiana University
  • L3 Chair: Chet Langin, Southern Illinois University
  • XAB Representative: David Hancock, Indiana University
  • XAB Representative: Jonathan Anderson, CU Boulder


SPF Charter

Membership Application

SPF Membership Application

Current XSEDE Federation Service Providers

Stampede Level 1 Dan Stanzione Univ of Texas at Austin
Comet Level 1 Mike Norman; Bob Sinkovits & Shawn Strande San Diego Supercomputer Center
Wrangler Level 1 Dan Stanzione Texas Advanced Computing Center
Jetstream Level 1  David Hancock, Jeremy Fischer Indiana University
Bridges Level 1 Nicholas A. Nystrom Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC)
NCAR Level 2 Irfan Elahi & Eric Newhouse NCAR
Indiana University Level 2 Craig Stewart Indiana University
OSG Level 2 Miron Livny Univ of Wisconsin
Blue Waters Level 2 Bill Kramer NCSA/Univ of Illinois
SuperMIC Level 2 Seung-Jong (Jay) Park and Steve Brandt Louisiana State University
Rosen Center Level 2 Carol Song Purdue University
Stanford Research Computing Center Level 2 Ruth Marinshaw Stanford University
Beacon Level 2 Gregory D. Peterson UTK/NICS
Science Gateways Community Institute Level 2 Nancy Wilkins-Diehr Science Gateways Community Institute
Open Storage Network (OSN) Level 2 Kenton McHenry Open Storage Network
Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) Level 3 J.J. Villalobos  Rutgers University
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) Level 3 Jeff McDonald Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
Oklahoma State University High Performance Computing Center (OSUHPCC) Level 3 Dana Brunson Oklahoma State University
Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER) Level 3 Andy Keen Michigan State University
Oklahoma University Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER) Level 3 Henry Neeman The University of Oklahoma
USDA-PBARC (Moana) Level 3 Brian Hall, Scott Geib University of Hawaii
Arkansas High Performance Computing Center (AHPCC) Level 3 Jeff Pummill University of Arkansas
DataONE Level 3 Bruce Wilson University of New Mexico
Institute for Computational Research in Engineering and Science (ICRES) Level 3 Daniel Andresen Kansas State University
Research Technology (RT) Level 3 Shawn Doughty Tufts University
ORION computational resources Level 3 Suranga Edirisinghe Georgia State University (GSU)
Advanced Research Computing - Technology Services (ARC-TS) Level 3 Brock Palen University of Michigan
Palmetto Level 3 Dustin Atkins, Corey Ferrier Clemson University
Langston University Computing Center for Research and Education (LUCCRE) Level 3 Franklin Fondjo-Fotou Langston University
Holland Computing Center (HCC) Level 3 Hongfeng Yu University of Nebraska
University of Wyoming Level 3 Tim Brewer University of Wyoming
West Virginia University Research Computing Group Level 3 Nathan Gregg West Virginia University
ROGER Level 3 Shaowen Wang and Anand Padmanabhan NCSA
NCGAS Level 3 Thomas Doak and Robert Henschel Indiana University
Research Computing Group at USD Level 3 Douglas M. Jennewein University of South Dakota
University of Colorado-Boulder's Research Computing Group Level 3 Thomas Hauser University of Colorado-Boulder
Center for Computational Science & Technology Level 3 Dane Skow North Dakota State University
BigDawg Level 3 Chet Langin Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Research Computing Support Services Level 3 Timothy Middelkoop University of Missouri
Information Technologies Level 3 Jeff Frey, Anita Schwartz University of Delaware
Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center (MARCC) Level 3 Jaime Combariza Johns Hopkins University
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Data Science Institute (DSI) Level 3 Amit Amritkar University of Houston

Former XSEDE Federation Service Providers

Service Provider SP Level Representative Institution Letter of Intent Acceptance Date Exit Date
Gordon Level 1 Mike Norman UCSD/SDSC Gordon LOI 17 September 2012
Acceptance Letter
Spring 2017
FutureGrid Level 1 Geoffrey Fox Indiana University FutureGrid LoI 17 September 2012
Acceptance Letter
Fall 2014
Longhorn Level 1 Kelly Gaither UT-Austin/TACC Longhorn LoI 11 October 2012
Acceptance Letter
February 2014
Longhorn decommissioned
Steele/Wispy Level 1 Carol Song Purdue Steele LoI 17 September 2012
Acceptance Letter
July 2013
Steele/Wispy decommissioned
Ranger Level 1 Dan Stanzione UT-Austin/TACC Ranger LoI 11 October 2012
Acceptance Letter
February 2013
Ranger decommissioned
MSS Level 2 John Towns NCSA/Univ of Illinois MSS LoI 17 September 2012
Acceptance Letter
30 September 2013
MSS decommissioned
Kraken Level 1 Mark Fahey UTK/NICS Kraken LoI 17 May 2012
Acceptance Letter
30 April 2014
Kraken decommissioned
Lonestar Level 1 Dan Stanzione UT-Austin/TACC Lonestar LoI 11 October 2012
Acceptance Letter
31 December 2014
Lonestar decommissioned
Keeneland Level 1 Jeffery Vetter GaTech Keeneland LoI (updated 3/7/13) 27 March 2013
Acceptance Letter
31 December 2014
Keeneland decommissioned
Trestles Level 1 Richard Moore UCSD/SDSC Trestles LoI 17 May 2012
Acceptance Letter
May 2015
Trestles decommissioned
Darter/Nautilus Level 1 Sean Ahern UTK/NICS RDAV LoI 17 September 2012
Acceptance Letter
Maverick Level 1 Dan Stanzione UT-AUstin/TACC N/A Unknown 1 April 2018

XSEDE's Peer Institutions

XSEDE also needs to interact with other XSEDE-like organizations as peers. There are already such examples both within the United States and internationally.

Current international interactions include:

  • Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) – Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) - Call for Collaborative Use Examples (CUEs)
  • Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) – Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Key Points
Service Providers contribute to XSEDE's Cyberinfrastructure
Contact Information

@SC19 Denver CO November 17 - 22

 XSEDE-Allocated Supercomputer Models Provide Insight on Turbine Wakes

A large eddy simulation of the wake behind a floating offshore wind turbine. Credit: Hannah Johlas, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Over the past few years, offshore wind farms have emerged across the world as a viable source of energy.  While these powerful floating wind turbines are typically more than 800 feet tall and can weigh some 50 tons or more, they reduce land-use concerns, access better offshore wind resources, and can generate more power than land wind turbine farms. However, they present a complex engineering design problem: how can they be optimized to operate in the uniquely challenging offshore environment?

In a Journal of Physics: Conference Series paper published this summer called Large eddy simulations of floating offshore wind turbine wakes with coupled platform motion, researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discussed their efforts to advance our knowledge of this issue. 

Specifically, the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the Stampede2 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) were used to perform simulations that showed how floating turbine wakes are very similar those of fixed-bottom turbines, except that floating turbine wakes are deflected upward and have slightly stronger turbulence at the edge of their wakes.

"We looked at how these wake effects can be accurately considered when designing floating offshore wind farms," said lead author and National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow Hannah Johlas. "At about 20,000 computer processor hours (per run), these high-fidelity large eddy simulations are very computationally intensive and expensive, and as such, this research can only be performed using supercomputers."

The collaborative study aimed to better understand how the wake effects of large wind farm arrays decrease power output and reduce the lifespan of the turbines. Because of the growing prospect for floating wind farms, the researchers focused on the differences between floating turbine wakes and fixed turbine wakes.

The large eddy wind turbine simulations were completed with Comet and Stampede2 using the computational fluid dynamics software Simulator fOr Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA), coupled with the wind turbine modeling tool OpenFAST for the platform and turbine motion. The downstream wake characteristics of the floating platform were compared to equivalent fixed platform cases for different wind speeds, wave heights, wind-wave alignments, and turbine yaw angles.

Overall, the differences in wake shape between floating and fixed platforms were associated with mean platform displacements, while differences in turbulence were associated with time-varying platform motion. However, these observed wake differences between fixed and floating platforms were found to be quite small, especially for higher wind speeds and lower wave heights.

"With global-installed capacity of offshore wind increasing from 8.9 gigawatts in 2015 to 22.5 gigawatts in 2018, this research is becoming even more prevalent and now that we know more about how wakes behave for floating turbines, we will examine how those floating-turbine wakes affect downstream turbine power generation and structural loading," said Johlas, who has focused her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on this project.

"Comet and Stampede2's reliability and computing environment flexibility helped complete this research in a time-efficient manner," added Johlas. "As this research was funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, there were no funds available for purchasing supercomputing time, so access to XSEDE supercomputers really enabled this research to happen at all. Also, XSEDE's support team helped solve environment setup and file system usage issues for us."

Johlas' research group, led by PI David Schmidt, previously used XSEDE-allocated resources, including Comet and Stampede2, for several years.

"XSEDE makes available some of the most reliably useful high-performance computers available to university researchers in my field," she said. "Since the progress of my research directly depends upon reliable access to supercomputing time, resources such as XSEDE enable researchers like me to envision more accurate, more complex simulations than are possible when using lower-fidelity tools." 

The research was funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, grant #1451512. The project used the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program funded by NSF grant #ACI-1548562, as well as NREL computational resources sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS)

The mission of the Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) program is to improve the productivity of the XSEDE user community through successful, meaningful collaborations which optimize applications, improve work and data flows, increase effective use of the XSEDE digital infrastructure and broadly expand the XSEDE user base by engaging members of underrepresented communities and domain areas.

Through ECSS, users have access to a variety of cyberinfrastructure expertise. ECSS experts, many with advanced degrees in domain areas, are available for collaborations, lasting months to one year, to help researchers fundamentally advance their use of XSEDE resources.

Expertise is available over a wide range of areas:

  • performance analysis
  • petascale optimization
  • efficient use of accelerators
  • I/O optimization
  • data analytics
  • visualization
  • use of XSEDE by science gateways
  • workflows

ECSS can be requested along with compute and storage resources through the XSEDE allocation process. ECSS requests can also be added to existing allocations as supplements. For sample requests, visit the ECSS Justification page.

Current ECSS projects can be found on the ECSS Projects page, and more detailed video presentations on recent projects can be found on the ECSS Symposium page. For further information or to speak with someone about ECSS, contact the XSEDE Help Desk.

Key Points
ECSS offers domain science expertise
Request ECSS as part of your allocation
Contact Information

Predictive Science Inc. refined their numerical model to simulate the corona's appearance during the July 2, 2019, total solar eclipse. Click and drag the slider to compare the model's predictions (left) to a photo taken the day of the eclipse from Chile (right).

Credits: Left image: Predictive Science Inc.; right image: Williams College/Solar Terrestrial Program, NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division/Jay Pasachoff/David Sliski/Alan Sliski/Christian Lockwood/John Inoue/Erin Meadors/Aris Voulgaris/Kevin Reardon

On July 2, 2019, a total eclipse of the sun was visible across the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina. While the final model predicting the details of the eclipse was run on the Pleiades supercomputer at NASA's Advanced Supercomputing division at the Ames Research Center, Predictive Science Inc. researchers used the National Science Foundation's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)'s allocated Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Stampede2 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center for preliminary test runs.

Why are these preliminary predictions important?

With the solar corona modeling work, the researchers are answering fundamental science questions about how the corona is heated and how the supersonic solar wind is accelerated. This understanding will ultimately enable forecasters to make better space weather predictions, which are relevant for high-altitude air travel where adverse space weather can affect conditions at the same elevations that airplanes travel.

"Comet is a great resource for our initial investigations because we can run and analyze test cases very quickly," said Pete Riley, a computational physicist at Predictive Science. "Without the XSEDE allocation for Stampede2 and Comet, our work on this latest prediction of the solar eclipse would have been considerably more difficult."

Not only have Predictive Science researchers used supercomputers for their work on solar eclipse predictions, but they have also run calculations ranging from simulations of coronal mass ejections to forecasts of influenza outbreaks, which impacts three to five million people around the world every year.

.Specifically, Riley and his colleagues are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better predict seasonal influenza virus patterns and spread. As with their space weather studies, the influenza forecasting project is important because of the impact that this disease has on the general population.

"Our predictions have certainly become more accurate through the use of SDSC and XSEDE resources," said Riley. "Perhaps more importantly, the support we receive from XSEDE staff has been incredible. It's allowed us to focus on model development and analysis of the results, and not on any difficulties that might arise from using these complex architectures."

More about Predictive Science's recent solar eclipse work can be viewed here. XSEDE is supported by NSF Grant Number ACI‐1548562.

October 2019 | Science Highlights, Announcements & Upcoming Events
XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges. Through free, customized access to the National Science Foundation's advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship opportunities, XSEDE enables you to Discover More. Get started here.
Science Highlights
Peace of Mind through AI
"Deep learning" artificial intelligence on XSEDE systems promises fewer false alarms and early prediction of breast cancer development
Screening mammography is an important tool against breast cancer, but it has its limitations. A "normal" screening mammogram means that a woman doesn't have cancer now. But doctors wonder whether "normal" images contain clues about a woman's risk of developing breast cancer in the future.Also, most women "recalled" for more tests when their mammograms show suspicious masses don't have cancer. With the help of XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) and Novel and Innovative Projects (NIP), scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are using the XSEDE-allocated Bridges-AI supercomputer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to run artificial intelligence programs meant to determine the risk of developing breast cancer and to prevent false recalls.
Using AIs to identify false recalls by classifying the three categories (negative, false recalls, and malignancy) of digital mammogram images in breast cancer screening.
Life Isn't Ches s — Times Six
In a first, an AI program running on XSEDE-allocated resource overcomes multiple human poker champions
Artificial intelligence (AI) research took a great leap forward when a Carnegie Mellon University computer program overcame the world's best professional players in a series of six-player poker games. Experimenting with multi-player, "incomplete information" games offers more useful lessons for real-world problems such as security, business negotiations and cancer therapy than one-on-one, "complete information" games like chess or go. Running on the XSEDE-allocated Bridges system at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the Pluribus AI was the first to surpass humanity's best at such a game.
Image via Creative Commons.
Program Announcements
ECSS Program Accelerates XSEDE User's Career in Geoinformatics
Did you know that XSEDE offers free assistance to researchers to help them better utilize XSEDE resources and improve their research productivity? The Extended Collaborative Support Services, or ECSS, grants users access to a variety of cyberinfrastructure experts for collaborations lasting months to one year, at no cost to the researcher. Interested? Request ECSS assistance with your next XSEDE allocation proposal.
That's exactly what former wildland firefighter Tyson Swetnam did. Swetnam, now a research assistant professor at the University of Arizona, recently sat down with Robert Sinkovits, co-director of ECSS, to discuss how the service played an important and large role in his career path and continued success in the area of geoinformatics.
XSEDE ECSS User Tyson Swetnam created this model of global insolation over 365 days. Credit: Tyson Swetnam
XSEDE-ORCID Integration Update
Over the past year, XSEDE has been working to integrate its services with the  ORCID   ecosystem in order to make it easier for XSEDE users to connect their XSEDE activities to their science results, thus communicating the impact XSEDE and Service Provider resources have on their research.
The XRAS team has officially begun posting allocation awards to users' ORCID profiles. 31 projects have been posted thus far based on the outcomes from the September XRAC meeting. Check out an example  here .
Users interested in having their allocation awards posted to their ORCID profile need to link their ORCID iD to their XSEDE user account. To do so, sign in to the  XSEDE User Portal , select "Profile" under the "My XSEDE" tab at the top of the page, then select "Manage your ORCID iD" on the left. Questions may be directed to .
New Clients Recruited for XSEDE's Resource Allocations Service
XRAS, or the XSEDE Resource Allocations Service, is the tool XSEDE staff use to manage thousands of resource requests each year. It was developed as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool with the goal of allowing other organizations to leverage XSEDE's investment for the national research computing infrastructure and is currently deployed at a handful of other institutions, including NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory and the University of Wyoming.
The XRAS team is now in the process of bringing two new XRAS clients on board — TACC, for Frontera , and NCSA, beginning 10/1/2019, for their non-XSEDE allocations. XRAS will also be used to support the PRACE-XSEDE-RIST advanced support requests.
See XSEDE's video, Exploring XRAS , to learn more about this service.
Apply by Nov. 1 for Spring 2020 XSEDE EMPOWER Internships
Do you know an undergraduate interested in computation, conducting their own research, and making connections within our community? Tell them about  XSEDE EMPOWER  ( E xpert  M entoring  P roducing  O pportunities for  W ork,  E ducation, and  R esearch), an internship program where undergraduates have the chance to participate in actual XSEDE activities, like computational research and education in all fields of study, data analytics research and education, networking, system maintenance and support, and visualization. Undergraduate students at any U.S. degree-granting institution are welcome to apply. No prior experience necessary. EMPOWER is also accepting applications for those who would like to serve as mentors.  The deadline to apply for Spring 2020 internships and mentorships is November 1, 2019.
Check out this video to learn more about XSEDE EMPOWER and what two recent interns have to say about the program.
Community Announcements
TACC Launches New Frontera Machine
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) welcomed Frontera, the f astest supercomputer at any U.S. university and the 5th most powerful system in the world, to the U.S. open science landscape in early September, 2019.
While Frontera is not an XSEDE-allocated resource, it does utilize the XSEDE Resource Allocations Service (XRAS) and will serve science teams in conducting research on a range of topics from black hole physics to climate modeling to drug design, employing simulation, data analysis, and artificial intelligence at a scale not previously possible. First announced in August 2018, Frontera was built in early 2019, and earned the #5 spot on the twice-annual TOP500 list in June, achieving 23.5 PetaFLOPS (23.5 thousand million million floating-point operations per second) on the high-performance LINPACK benchmark, a measure of the system's computing power.
PEARC20 Announces Call for Participation
PEARC20 will explore the current  Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing , including modeling, simulation, and data-intensive computing. PEARC20 will be held in Portland, OR from July 26-30, 2020. This year's theme, "Catch the Wave," embodies the spirit of the community's drive to stay in front of the new waves in technology, analytics, data, visualization, and a globally connected and diverse workforce.
Call for Participation Deadlines:
All submissions: January 20, 2020
Author notifications: March 4, 2020
Camera-Ready: May 4, 2020
Linux Clusters Institute Seeking Host Institutions
The  Linux Clusters Institute  (LCI) is currently seeking applications from institutions interested in hosting the 2020 LCI Introductory, Intermediate, OR Advanced Workshops. These workshops provide education and technical training for the deployment and use of computing clusters to the high performance computing community worldwide. The deadline to  submit your host site letter of interest  is  October 16, 2019 .
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines


September 2019 | Science Highlights, Announcements & Upcoming Events
XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges. Through free, customized access to the National Science Foundation's advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship opportunities, XSEDE enables you to Discover More. Get started here.
Science Highlights
Turbulence Meets a Shock
Stampede2 , ECSS help simulate shock turbulence interactions
This may come as a shock, if you're moving fast enough. The shock being shock waves. Far out in the cosmos, a collapsing star generates shock waves from particles racing near the speed of light as the star goes supernova. Scientists are using supercomputers allocated through XSEDE, including Stampede2 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), to get a better understanding of turbulent flows that interact with shock waves. This understanding could help develop supersonic and hypersonic aircraft, more efficient engine ignition, as well as probe the mysteries of supernova explosions, star formation, and more.
A new theoretical framework was developed and tested using the Stampede2 supercomputer to understand turbulent jumps of mean thermodynamic quantities, shock structure and amplification factors. Turbulence comes in from the left in this image, hitting the shock, and leaving the domain from the right. This three-dimensional picture shows the structure of enstrophy and colored by local Mach number with the shock at gray. Credit: Chang-Hsin Chen, TAMU.
Magnetic Fields with a Laser Beam
XSEDE-allocated supercomputers aid in novel simulations of x-ray laser research
While intense magnetic fields are naturally generated by neutron stars, researchers have been striving to achieve similar results in the laboratory for many years. Tao Wang, a University of California San Diego mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student, recently demonstrated how an extremely strong magnetic field, similar to that on the surface of a neutron star, can be not only generated but also detected using an x-ray laser inside a solid material. Wang carried out his research with the help of simulations conducted on the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center ( SDSC ) as well as Stampede1 and Stampede2 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center ( TACC ). All resources were allocated via XSEDE.
This Comet -generated simulation illustrates how an intense laser pulse renders a dense material relativistically transparent, thereby allowing it to propagat e the material is penetrated and the laser pushes the electrons to form an extremely strong magnetic field. The strength is comparable to that on a neutron star's surface, which is at least 100 million times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field and a thousand times stronger than the field of superconducting magnets. Credit: Tao Wang, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Center for Energy Research, UC San Diego.
Program Announcements
XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration (XCI) updates
The XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration (XCI) team has released a new REST API that enables a gateway to directly report the user associated with a job that is running under a gateway account for XSEDE accounting purposes. Gateways are strongly advised to switch to the new method of reporting these attributes as the older method will be decommissioned after Nov 30, 2019. 
Apply by Nov. 1 for Spring 2020 XSEDE EMPOWER internships
Do you know an undergraduate interested in computation, conducting their own research, and making connections within our community? Tell them about  XSEDE EMPOWER  ( E xpert  M entoring  P roducing  O pportunities for  W ork,  E ducation, and  R esearch), an internship program where undergraduates have the chance to participate in actual XSEDE activities, like computational research and education in all fields of study, data analytics research and education, networking, system maintenance and support, and visualization. Undergraduate students at any U.S. degree-granting institution are welcome to apply. No prior experience necessary. EMPOWER is also accepting applications for those who would like to serve as mentors.  The deadline to apply for Spring 2020 internships and mentorships is November 1, 2019.
Check out this video to learn more about XSEDE EMPOWER and what two recent interns have to say about the program.
Community Announcements
Upcoming TrustedCI webinar: "Jupyter Security at LLNL"
Trusted CI hosts a webinar series to fulfill their mission of providing readily available cybersecurity services tailored to the NSF science community. The next webinar in the series, "Jupyter Security at LLNL," will be presented by Thomas Mendoza of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on Monday, September 23 at 11 a.m. EST. Register in advance at the link below.
Final days to register for Gateways 2019
Science gateways connect components of advanced cyberinfrastructure behind streamlined, user-friendly interfaces. Join gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways at Gateways 2019, September 23-25, 2019 at the Catamaran Resort in San Diego, CA.
The conference program is brimming with exciting keynotes, tutorials, and sessions, including James Taylor of Galaxy and author and science communication expert Randy Olson.
Registration closes Monday, September 9. A limited number of on-site registrations will be available at a higher cost. 
This conference is organized by the Science Gateways Community Institute .
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