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SCEC Open-Source Software and Data Access Workshop


Participants: 50 max (by application)

Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Hilton Palm Springs Resort

CONVENERS: Philip Maechling, Christine Goulet, and Tran Huynh

SUMMARY: During this 1-day workshop, SCEC’s research computing group will describe and demonstrate a collection of SCEC-developed Open-Source Software and Data Access Tools currently available to the SCEC community and will answer technical questions and gather feedback from the community on these tools. The SCEC Open-Source Software and Data Access Tools featured in this workshop include:

  1. SCEC Unified Community Velocity Model Software Framework (UCVM)
  2. SCEC Broadband Platform (BBP)
  3. SCEC Natural Hazard Engineering Research Institute (NHERI) DesignSafe-CI Broadband Data Access Site
  4. OpenSHA Seismic Hazard Analysis Tool
  5. SCEC Utilization of Ground Motion Simulations (UGMS) Committee Site-Specific MCER & Design Response Spectra Tool

Through a series of working examples, we will show how these software tools run on local computers, and on high-performance computing clusters. The workshop will be conducted in five sessions, with each session focusing on a specific open-software project (SCEC UCVM, BBP, OpenSHA) or SCEC simulation data access project (NHERI DesignSafe-CI BBP, UGMS MCER). The demonstrations will be done by computer scientists or research programmers from the project software development team. After the sessions, all interested users are invited to install and/or use the featured software of their choice at the “SCEC Software Clinic” conducted by the software development teams.

This workshop is intended for current and potential users (and developers) of SCEC scientific computing software. Interested participants will most benefit if s/he has familiarity with running open-source programs from a Linux command line or terminal window, and is comfortable using a Linux text editor (e.g. emacs, vi, vim, or nano). The SCEC Open-Source Software and Data Access Tools featured at this workshop are supported through research awards from the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Science Foundation, Pacific Gas and Electric, the W.M. Keck Foundation, and other sources. This workshop is sponsored with support from an NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) Award titled: SI2-SSI: Community Software for Extreme-Scale Computing in Earthquake System Science [NSF Award: ACI-1450451].

SOFTWARE: During the workshop, a VirtualBox machine image was distributed for use during the afternoon "SCEC Software Clinic" session. The image contains working versions of SCEC software including UCVM, BBP, and OpenSHA running on Linux. The virtual image and associated documentation are available for download below. This virtual machine image is intended for demonstration purposes only as the scope of installed software has been reduced to limit the size of the virtual machine's storage. Please see each project's documentation for instructions on how to install complete versions.

SCEC Software Clinic Tutorial Virtual Image (OVA, 14.3GB)
MD5: 95dc0a34ab569b3e15adf5a6b0f2cbbc

SCEC Software Clinic Tutorial Documentation (PDF, 541KB)

Presentation slides may be downloaded by clicking the links following the title. PLEASE NOTE: Files are the author’s property. They may contain unpublished or preliminary information and should only be used while viewing the talk.


08:30 - 09:00 Workshop Check-In  
  Session 1: The SCEC Software Infrastructure  
09:00 - 09:10 SCEC Research Computing and Software Ecosystem (PDF, 2.5MB) Philip Maechling
09:10 - 09:20 On how software supports and advances SCEC science Christine Goulet
09:20 - 09:30 On how high-performance computing supports and advances SCEC research Scott Callaghan
  Session 2: SCEC Unified Community Velocity Model Framework (UCVM)  
09:30 - 09:45 Motivation and Overview (PDF, 865KB) Philip Maechling
09:45 - 10:00 Demonstration (PDF, 902KB) Mei-Hui Su
10:00 - 10:15 Community Feedback All
10:15 - 10:30 Break  
  Session 3: SCEC Broadband Platform (BBP)  
10:30 - 10:45 Motivation and Overview Christine Goulet
10:45 - 11:00 Demonstration Fabio Silva
11:00 - 11:15 Community Feedback All
  Session 4: SCEC NHERI DesignSafe-CI Ground Motion Portal  
11:15 - 11:30 Motivation and Overview Christine Goulet
11:30 - 11:45 Demonstration Silvia Mazzoni
11:45 - 12:00 Community Feedback All
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
  Session 5: SCEC OpenSHA Seismic Hazard Analysis Tool  
13:00 - 13:15 Motivation and Overview Christine Goulet / Kevin Milner
13:15 - 13:30 Demonstration Kevin Milner
13:30 - 13:45 Community Feedback All
  Session 6: SCEC Project Information Management — The UGMS MCER Case  
13:45 - 14:00 Motivation and Overview (PDF, 2.6MB) Tran Huynh
14:00 - 14:15 Demonstration (PDF, 2.6MB) Edric Pauk
14:15 - 14:30 Community Feedback All
14:30 - 17:00 The SCEC Software Clinic - Explore the SCEC Software of your choice! All
17:00 Adjourn  


This workshop is held prior to the 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting.