We develop and use open source software to create user tools and environments that help scientific communities do what they could not otherwise do. Cyberinfrastructure software systems must be designed and developed strategically, not just from the requirements of scientists but from deeper understanding of core principles of cloud-scale distributed systems.
The Science Gateways Research Center’s core principle is that producing world-class eScience systems requires a cooperative balance between understanding the needs and goals of scientific collaborators, undertaking core eScience research ourselves, and understanding how to operate science gateway software at scale. Open community software that follows the Apache Software Foundation principles is central to this mission.
Provides software development assistance and consultation service required for scientific collaborations by mediators for scientific and scholarly communities
Operations and Support
The only way to truly understand deeper problems and subtle issues in distributed cyberinfrastructure systems is to run it yourself. The SGRC operates Apache Airavata as a cloud-based Platform as a Service for its collaborators.
Open Community Software
The SGRC believes that open source software must be coupled to an inclusive, open community governance model. We champion the Apache Software Foundation’s principles of meritocratic project governance within the eScience community.
The SGRC has a core mission to undertake eScience research in scientific cyberinfrastructure and to educate students in modern cloud architectures to prepare them for the modern workforce.