Sustainability, success, and impact, is the focus of this year’s Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing Conference (PEARC) held in New Orleans from July 9th – 13th.
Once known as XSEDE, this conference has grown outside of just HPC resources to include anything related to advanced cyberinfrastructure. Approximately 500-600 computational scientists, advanced cyberinfrastructure (ACI) professionals (including academic supercomputing center staff), and students. Representatives of HUBzero and MyGeoHub will be presenting at PEARC17 interactive science and geospatial visualization tools for HUBzero Science Gateways. MyGeoHub supports geospatial modeling, data analysis and visualization needs of the broad research and education communities through hosting of groups, datasets, tools, training materials, and educational contents. MyGeoHub is currently home to five major projects, Useful to Usable (U2U), Geoshare, driNet, Water hub, and Geospatial building blocks (GABBs). As a sustainability Hub for all of these large scale projects, MyGeoHub is a dynamic geospatial modeling and data visualization resource and now is focused on providing these features as a VM that anyone can download. It has integrated the geospatial data functionalities developed from the GABBs project.
This year, the MyGeoHub team focused their efforts on making the geospatial data functionalities available and improving usability for the broader community. They have created a virtual machine (VM) to mimic GABBs’s custom features that assist with climate and geospatial research. The VM has a subset of GABBS functionalities and is designed for anyone to try out. The geospatial data functionalities developed in the GABBs project are available on MyGeoHub and an AWS configuration will be released soon. The AWS configuration will enable science gateways to set up a geospatial data Hub on AWS. Linux packages for the geospatial data functionalities will also be available on HUBzero later this year.
GeorgiaTech, a HUBzero Foundation member, is currently running GABBs instances on their Hub. The MyGeoHub team plans on emphasizing outreach this year by participating in the TOTALCamp education program held at Purdue University from June 12th-13th and co-hosting the PEARC17 tutorial with HUBzero. During the tutorial, participants will learn about the new geospatial data management and interactive visualization capabilities added to HUBzero and walk through the salient features of Jupyter Notebooks and RShiny frameworks recently integrated with MyGeoHub.
If you are interested in attending the tutorial, register online to reserve your spot today.