November 13 – 18, 2016 (All Day)
  • Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

We are presenting a day-long developer tutorial at SC16. Please join us to learn how services on the recently launched Globus platform can be used in your portals, science gateways, and web applications to deliver robust research data management services.

Exhibit: Booth #436

We are pleased to sponsor the conference for the seventh straight year, and will have an exhibit where attendees can meet with Globus team members. Stop by and let's discuss your research data management needs.

Tutorial: Building the Modern Research Data Portal Using the Globus Platform

Sunday, November 13, 2015 | 8:30am–5:00pm
Room: 250-C

New Globus REST APIs, combined with high-speed networks and Science DMZs, create a research data platform on which developers can create entirely new classes of scientific applications, portals, and gateways. Globus is an established service that is widely used for managing research data on XSEDE, DOE, and campus computing resources, and it continues to evolve with the addition of data publication capabilities, and enhancement of the core data transfer and sharing functions. Over the past year, we have added new identity and access management functionality that will simplify access to Globus using campus logins, and facilitate the integration of Globus, XSEDE, and other research cyberinfrastructure services into web and mobile applications. In this tutorial we will describe and demonstrate how web applications can leverage Globus and Science DMZs to provide a broad range of researchers with access to advanced data management capabilities using existing organizational credentials. A combination of presentation and hands-on exercises will result in attendees building a simple, yet fully functional, web application that can be used in their own work.

Tutorial Objectives: Our tutorial will demonstrate new Globus capabilities, and provide attendees with hands-on experience in working with the Globus platform APIs. The tutorial will help participants answer these questions: How can existing campus and institutional identities be used to access purpose-built web applications? How can developers create web applications that allow researchers to easily access the data stored in campus, community, and other repositories using high-performance, secure mechanisms? How can science gateways and research portals add secure REST APIs to allow their communities to access services more efficiently? How can such services be integrated with HPC/HTC resources and other existing campus computing infrastructure?

Target Audience: The tutorial is targeted at developers of science gateways, community portals, and other web applications, particularly those that interact with large scale storage systems in HPC/HTC and related research computing environments.

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