Hubzero is an open source software platform for building powerful websites that host analytical tools, publish data, share resources, collaborate and build communities in a single web-based ecosystem. Initially created by researchers in the NSF-sponsored Network for Computational Nanotechnology to support nanoHUB.org, the Hubzero platform now supports science gateways from a variety of disciplines built from the Hubzero platform with a collective of over 2 million visitors a year.
Hubzero includes a powerful content management system built to support scientific activities. Members on a hub can write blog entries, participate in discussion groups, work together in projects, publish datasets and computational tools with digital object identifiers (DOIs), and make these publications available for others to use—not as dusty downloads, but as live, interactive digital resources. Simulation/modeling tools published on a hub can be accessed with the click of a button, running on cloud computing resources, campus clusters, and other national high-performance computing (HPC) facilities and serve up compelling visualizations.
Hubzero partners to help researchers:
Hubzero is a combined effort of the Sustainable Scientific Software Division (S3D) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), working with the Research Data Services (RDS) and Sherlock Divisions at SDSC. The core Hubzero team also uses S3D’s SDx professional software development and operations group.