Pacific Research Platform: Its Legacy and Promise – June 22, 2021 – Virtual
Building on years of research in network engineering and data-intensive collaborative science, the Pacific Research Platform was born in 2015 with a grant from the National Science Foundation. It aimed to knit together major university research networks and supercomputing centers on the west coast as a proof of concept for how limitations of space and time could be erased by virtue of tight coordination among large-scale regional networks like CENIC and those responsible for delivering data to end-users in labs and campus offices.
Six years and trillions of gigabytes later, the PRP concept has expanded to encompass a National and even Global Research Platform. As important as developments in the cyberinfrastructure and software driving it have been, equally significant are the professional relationships, field-building development for science engagement and research facilitation, and domain-specific discoveries that the PRP facilitated. As the PRP’s initial 6-year run concludes in 2021, this symposium will recap innovations and advancements enabled by the projects’ leaders and partners.
View the Symposium Video Recording here
Main Symposium Slides
Larry Smarr – Principal Investigator, Pacific Research Platform
Panel 1 – Stories from the sciences
Alex Feltus – Clemson University
Ilkay Altintas – San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
Dan Werthimer – SETI (CASPER), UC Berkeley
Frank Würthwein – Open Science Grid, UC San Diego
Panel 2: Stories from technologists, engineers and research facilitators
Sana Bellamine – CENIC
Richard Alo – Dean, Florida A&M
John Graham,Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego
Jim Kyriannis – NYSERNet
Future Directions: What is on the horizon?
Tom DeFanti – Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego
Ana Hunsinger – Internet2