HUBzero research computing and collaboration platform workshop taking place April 5-6

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April 1, 2011

Registration is still open for the HUBbub 2011 workshop covering HUBzero, a platform for creating powerful Web sites supporting computation, research, education and collaboration in science, engineering and other fields.

HUBzero makes posting and using real computational tools about as easy as posting and viewing a YouTube video and eases the process of connecting to supercomputing clusters and cloud or grid computing resources. Built-in social networking features akin to Facebook create communities of researchers and educators in almost any field or subject matter and facilitate communication and collaboration, distribution of research results, training and education.

The two-day workshop will take place April 5-6 at the IUPUI University Place Conference Center in Indianapolis. For more information and to register, go to: http://hubzero.org/hubbub2011. The HUBzero platform powers nanoHUB.org and 30 other sites already, supporting a wide spectrum of projects in science and engineering, health care research, social science and education. An open source version was released in 2010.

The registration fee includes all sessions and an evening reception April 4, continental breakfast and lunch April 5 and 6, and a dinner April 5.

Sessions at HUBbub2011 include:

  • Case studies with working examples of how hubs are being used to support research projects and to satisfy NSF and other grant funder cyberinfrastructure requirements.

  • Hands-on training in creating and publishing computational research tools on a hub, along with connecting those tools to supercomputing clusters and other grid resources while largely avoiding the complexities of grid computing.

  • Hub management tips and advice on setting up a hub using the open source release of HUBzero, plus advanced topics.

Writer: Greg Kline, science and technology writer, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), 765-494-8167 (office), 765-426-8545 (mobile), gkline@purdue.edu

Last updated: March 22, 2011

Originally posted: April 1, 2011