LSU Computational System Biology Gateway for Education
TimeTuesday, July 306:30pm - 8:30pm
LocationCrystal Foyer and Crystal B
DescriptionScience gateways are a mechanism for delivering scientific software as a service, especially when the software requires high performance computing (HPC) resources to run effectively. The existence of a science gateway eliminates the user’s need to learn to work with HPC systems and to manage software installations and updates. With well-designed user interfaces, users can more quickly become effective users of scientific applications and can manage information needed for replicating, modifying, and sharing results. All of these efficiency gains enable users to focus more on their research. In addition, science gateways are being identified as an effective educational tool, a tool to be used in classroom environments as a method to get students quickly into research on domain specific questions. In the absence of a science gateway, students are likely to need a considerable time to learn to work with HPC systems, and any time spent on such will reduce their time on the actual science. This poster presents how the Louisiana State University (LSU) gateway for the Computational System Biology Group (CSBG) - (www.brylinski.org) was updated and improved to be a classroom teaching tool. This work makes extensive use of Apache Airavata’s group management capabilities.