2017 Workshop

September 6-7, 2017 – Alexandria, VA

Workshop Report

Survey Results


Whitepapers per Large Facility


September 6-7, 2017


Day 1 – Wednesday, September 6, 2017

07:30 – 08:30 Registration/Breakfast (Edison Ballroom)
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome / Goals of the Workshop
Irene Qualters and William Miller, NSF / Steering Committee
09:00 – 10:00 Setting the stage (Review of survey responses + Discussion)
Steering Committee
10:00 – 10:30   Break
10:30 – 12:00 Panel 1
Focus: Integration, interoperability and reuse of CI solutions, practices

- How do your projects discover and evaluate available solutions?
- How do your projects deal with changing availability of CI?
- Can increased awareness/reuse of CI solutions increase interoperability across facilities?
- Can community efforts in integration, interoperability and sustainability lead to well defined interfaces that facilitate access to and incorporation of new technologies?
- What are the most critical CI gaps that you would like to be addressed?

Moderator: Ewa Deelman, USC/ISI
Panelists: Aaron Anderson (NCAR), Gonzalo Merino (IceCube), Mike Zentner (NanoHub), Kate Keahey (Chameleon)
12:00 – 13:00   Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:30 Panel 2
Focus: Workforce development, and education and outreach

- What are workforce development related challenges and best practices, e.g., recruitment, training, incentives, reward structures, etc.?
- How can we better facilitate awareness and sharing of solutions and best practices across different and disparate communities?
- How can training and outreach become key mechanisms for concurrent improvement of workforce effectiveness and ability to adopt best tools and understand future needs
- How similar or different are the training needs of our community with respect to industry? Can industry practices and resources be leveraged?

Moderators: Valerio Pascucci, Univ. of Utah, Donald Petravick, NCSA/UIUC
Panelists: Tim Cockerill (TACC), Aaron Andersen (NCAR), Albert Lazzarini (LIGO), Mohan Ramamurthy (UCAR)
All Presentation Slides
14:30 – 15:00   Break
15:00 – 16:30 Breakouts for Panel 1 (Leads: E. Deelman and K. Keahey; Room: Banneker)
Breakouts for Panel 2 (Leads: V. Pascucci and D. Petravick; Room: Bell)
16:30 – 17:00 Report out from breakouts
17:00 – 17:30 Planning for Day 2
18:00 – 21:00   Reception

Day 2 – Thursday, September 7, 2017

07:30 – 08:15 Breakfast (Edison Ballroom)
08:15 - 08:30 Summary of Day 1 / Goals of the Day 2
08:30 – 09:00 Invited Talk 1: NSF/OAC Update
Irene Qualters, NSF
09:00 – 09:30 Invited Talk 2: Summary of Cybersecurity Summit – James Marsteller, CTSC
09:30 – 10:00   Break
10:00 – 11:30 Panel 3
Focus: CI Models, Challenges, Best Practices

- What are the existing models / best practices for architecting/acquiring and operating CI resources/services (storage, compute expertise, software)?
- What role can academic and commercial service offerings (e.g., cloud services) play?
- What are there advantages/disadvantages of developing shared CI resource / service models?
- How CI take advantage rapidly evolving technologies and enterprise solutions?

Moderator: Ellen Rathje, NHERI/University of Texas at Austin
Panelists: Ivan Rodero (OOI), Frank Wuerthwein (LHC/OSG), Tom Gulbransen (NEON)
11:30 – 12:30   Lunch Break
12:30 – 14:00 Panel 4
Focus: Sustaining Facilities CI / Developing a community

- What are the dimensions of CI (storage, compute expertise, software) sustainability?
- What are the barriers (if any) towards sustaining CI solutions, both within facilities and externally?
- What are possible models for CI sustainability?
- Can sharing, reuse, interoperability provide pathways to sustainability? Can community/market models play a role?
- How can we create and sustain a community to facilitate sharing and sustainability?

Moderators: Victoria Stodden, UIUC, and Manish Parashar, Rutgers University
Panelists: Miron Livny (OSG), Tim Ahern (IRIS), Dan Stanzione (NHERI), John Towns (XSEDE)
14:00 – 14:30   Break
14:30 – 16:00 Breakouts for Panel 3 (Lead: E. Rathje; Room: Banneker)
Breakouts for Panel 4 (Leads: V. Stodden and M. Parashar; Room: Bell)
16:00 – 16:30 Report out from breakouts
16:30 – 17:00 Workshop closing