Tuesday 18th October 2016: Dr Gabriele Pierantoni: Information Flows: a possible direction for the future of scientific computational infrastructures
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In these informal events, you can learn about useful tools and techniques which will help with your research while meeting other students and staff who use computers for science.
These are held monthly, 17.00-18.30, with a format as follows:
- 1700-1740: Short talk on a tool, program, environment, language or technique of general interest to programming researchers.
- 1740-1830: Discussion of a matter of interest to programming researchers, inspired by the talk, over pizza and drinks.
Tuesday 18th October 2016: Dr Gabriele Pierantoni: Information Flows — a possible direction for the future of scientific computational infrastructures.
Abstract: In modern days, science relies on computation to such an extent that the term in silico has been added to the terms in vivo and in vitro. To support scientists in accessing ever-growing computational resources, different fields of Computational Science have developed tools and multi-layered infrastructures that fall under the broad definition of Science Gateways.
These multi-layered infrastructures are used by a large number of actors with different skills, inclinations and priorities: administrators, developers, and scientists; all of them interact with one or more layers, and each of them is interested in a subset of the information with which she/he is likely to be best acquainted.
The complexity of these information flows poses relevant difficulties in the development and usage of Science Gateways, as information can be missing, of difficult comprehension or hard to isolate at the right layer.
In this short presentation, we start a discussion on how to improve the management of these information flows to help the design and implementation of more flexible and user-friendly Science Gateways and Workflow Management Systems in the future.
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- Dr Dan Buchan, “Write Less Code”
- Dr Derek Groen: “FabSim: facilitating computational research through automation on large-scale and distributed e-infrastructures.”
- Dr Jeremy Appleyard “Profiling GPU code”
- Ms Raquel Alegre “Making sense of geospatial data with CartoDB maps”
- Dr Tom Doel “Data sharing with GIFT-Cloud”
- Prof Tony Hey “The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Science”
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- Dr Thomas Kluyver: "Experiences from the Jupyter development team"
Find out more on the UCL Research Programming Hub website.