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Agenda:

  • XSEDE and ECSS updates

    • Highly favorable NSF review of XSEDE and ECSS in June

    • NSF release of full award funds and authorization to spend for PY10

    • Approval of supplemental year!

    • Congratulations on exceptional ECSS work in PY9!

      • 4.8 satisfaction (goal 4.5) and 4.5 impact (goal 4.0)

      • 52 projects completed (goal 45)

    • ECSS Symposium attendance 60% over goal (300/year)

    • Code performance and scaling training (w/ RAS)

  • PEARC20

    • ECSS work well represented. Thanks for your contributions!
    • As you work with PIs, suggest PEARC as a venue for publishing technical details of your work
  • Publications

    • XSEDE Technical Report Series
      • Opportunity to transform your Final Report into something with a DOI that you can cite
      • Capture key details to share with the community
        • performance tuning, software optimization, parallelization
        • workflow architectures, gateway development, specialized training
        • outreach to new communities, best practices
    • Please upload your publications to the XSEDE Portal!
  • Reporting
    • ECSS Projects Home
      • Easy-to-find view of all active projects and those that need reporting
      • Bookmark it, or search "ECSS Projects" at confluence.xsede.org (requires login)
  • Projects - Volunteers

    • Look for emails from Lonnie Crosby asking for volunteers for specific ECSS projects
    • Opportunity to work on projects that most interest you
    • You can also view all available projects at ECSS Projects Home on Confluence
  • Campus Champion Fellows

    • Six new Campus Champion Fellows - all chose to work with ECSS

  • Training

    • Organized
      • Past:
        • Training on using Confluence and JIRA effectively for ECSS work, with video and slides.
      • Future
        • Fall: Jetstream training
        • Spring/Summer: Jetstream 2
      • TBD
        • Bridges-2 (PSC): converged, scalable HPC, machine learning and data
        • Expanse (SDSC): data-centric architecture supporting composable systems, cloud-bursting
        • Jetstream2 (IU and collaborators): 8 PFLOPS of cloud computing

        • Anvil (Purdue): Composable systems

        • Delta (NCSA): Advanced computing and data resource

        • Voyager (SDSC) and Neocortex (PSC): Novel AI resources

    • Self-guided
      • Continue to encourage staff to seek out and share opportunities for training
      • Speak to your site PI for XSEDE about available funds to pursue training opportunities
      • Reach out to ECSS manager if you need support to get approval to attend training
  • COVID-19 Impacts

    • What impacts, if any, has COVID-19 had on your ECSS work?
  • Other Questions and Discussion

    • What is on your mind?
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