Experiences from scaling scale Science Gateway operations
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TimeTuesday, July 306:30pm - 8:30pm
LocationCrystal Foyer and Crystal B
DescriptionScience Gateways provide a crucial user-centric and science-centric point of entry to the collection of computing, storage, and software that are used to support science and commonly referred to as cyberinfrastructure (CI). Over the past two decades, Science Gateways have dramatically increased cyberinfrastructure usage and accessibility for scientists and educators around the world. Gateways provide a federating bridge over cyberinfrastructure spanning campus resources, National Resources likes XSEDE, commercial clouds, and international computing resources.

Science Gateways develop and operate a domain-specific presentation layer as well as a generic gateway middleware layer that supports a common set of required functionalities. Repeating this development process for each new gateway is inefficient and wasteful of resources. In this paper summarizes our experiences, architectural and deployment choices made in within the open source and open community-based Apache Airavata framework to create a robust, sustainable Science Gateway Platform (SciGaP) which minimizes the net operating cost of Science Gateways. for science gateways.