Director, Science Gateways Research Center
Pierce leads distributed systems research into scalable cyberinfrastructure to support computational and data-driven science.
Science Gateways Research Center (SGRC) develops and uses open source software to create user tools and environments that help scientific communities do what they could not otherwise do. Going beyond the mere requirements of scientists, SGRC develops cyberinfrastructure software systems strategically based on a deep understanding of the core principles of cloud-scale distributed systems.
SGRC provides software development assistance and consultation services for scholarly and scientific communities
SGRC operates Apache Airavata as a cloud-based Platform as a Service for its collaborators.
SGRC believes that open source software must be coupled to an inclusive, open community governance model.
SGRC champions the Apache Software Foundation’s principles of meritocratic project governance within the eScience community.
One of SGRC's core missions in developing and researching scientific cyberinfrastructure is to educate students in modern cloud architectures and prepare them for the modern workforce.
To see an overview of the Center's activities, start by reviewing their recommended publications.
For the latest publications, please see the Google Scholar profiles of the Center's directors, researchers, and contributors:
Apache Airavata is a framework for building scientific gateways to manage complex computations.
It is deployed in multiple projects of the Research Center, growing its community and helping scientists each day.
You can learn Apache Airavata through a variety of options:
SGRC works with the following scientific communities to easily use scientific applications deployed across a wide range of supercomputers, campus clusters, and computing cloud.
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