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Action Items:

Due Date

Please provide “color” (crisp version) for "Evolution of CEE EOT Activities" graphic, on slide 25, Additional Broader Community Impacts of XSEDE


Phil, notes on comments below.  I need to review the recording before I can fill out some bullet items under AI and Community Impact 


Notes/ Discussion items:

Slide 3: Features Designed to Enhance user Productivity

Emre: Emphasize that the single help desk is a single point of contact; this is really important and valuable for users. Because of the integration, problems with SPs, services, in fact any issue at all I have with utilizing XSEDE resources, I have one point of contact  to get my problem addressed and resolved.

Biological sciences: 

  • Be sure to mention role of Anton2 in cardiotoxicity paper, shows how we collaborate with others (NIH)

Fluid mechanics:

  • Pronunciation of Xiao Zhu “Sh-OWW Joo”

  • Slide 9:  Add hypersonic to last paragraph: “...supersonic and hypersonic aircraft…”

  • Hypersonic means Mach 5 +


  • Slide 12, misspelling of “Schambach” in second reference

  • John T: Note that there was no ECSS help in this project; point out that sometimes we just need to give access to others and get out of their way

  • Bob S: Centralized allocations system was important to make this work easier for researchers

  • John T: We try to standardize the environment as much as possible, to make it easier for users to work across resources

  • Sergiu: Remind them of the integrated features of XSEDE that help researchers, from slide 3


  • Deb: Consider replacing two hyphens with a dash 

  • Bob S: Slide 15 - point out that the 2019 papers was on the cover of Science.

  • One of these was a Top Ten for Science Story of the Year (Deb: I looked for this honor to nail doen the year, could not find it)

  • John T: Community does not always understand that we are evolving as an organization to deal with these new fields;  we are perceived as  just support modeling and simulations, and the new stuff would fall to what comes after us. In fact, we were supporting these new fields, like AI early, and this is proof of that. 

  • John T: This is a demonstration that we are evolving the types of projects we support, and the skill set among our staff to support them from an early start, in a proactive manner, before AI became so popular. In fact, it goes back to work from 2008. (Teragrid)

Community Impact

  •  Highlight some things from COVID-19 response - because of our long term established leadership, we are highly responsive to emergent community needs

  • Slide 18: John will cover the first sub-bullet “Called upon on short notice by White House….”

  • John will cover the effort expended by staff (last sub-bullet)

  • John T: Use this as an intro slide to highlight responsiveness to provide support that come through the consortium but also by other paths - many come through consortium but many also through other mechanisms. 

  • John T: Focus on ECSS support

  • Remove slide 19, John will cover

  • Slide 20: Misspelling of “Machi” in first line

  • Pronunciation of Dustin Machi  - “Dustin MACH-e”  

  • Pronunciation of Madhav Marathe: MAD-hov Ma-ROTH-e  

XSEDE Contributions

  • Slide 20: Add pictures; mention Tom Maiden

International COVID-19 Exchange

  • Slide 22: Because of existing collabs with PRACE, XSEDE was able to very quickly organize an international collaboration

  • Mention Shawn Brown, Bob Sinkovitz, Phil

  • John T:  Slide 22: Change “Information” to “knowledge” in title

  • John T: John will focus on: XSEDE was able to leverage existing MOU to get this to happen without involving governments, which would have complicated this. You can refer to this, but focus on what is actually happening. THere are some nice examples of collaborations

  • John T: Prime take-away: Researchers are willing to discuss thoughts, progress, results, BEFORE they get to preprint, this has been a really interesting and unique part of these discussions. 

Additional XSEDE-supported projects with long-term impact

  • Galaxy has been involved in COVID-19 response, enabling researchers to access large computational resources through a familiar interface; also the backend is integrated with multiple XSEDE resources, allows runs to execute efficiently

Additional Broader Community Impacts

  • Slide 25: Kelly: will provide color - crisp version or evolution of CEE EOT

Final comments

  • There was a discussion on whether or not the “divider” slides between the areas of science are needed.  Consensus was to keep them, but only for 3-5 seconds.

  • Emre: Make font sizes consistent across slides

  • Deb: My 2 cents: I find the underline on the paper titles makes the text harder to read: slides 6, 9, 12,15


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