Jump to: navigation, search

Difference between revisions of "Scientific SIG"

m (IRC Meeting May 17th 2016)
Line 57: Line 57:
2016-05-17 2100 UTC in channel #openstack-meeting
2016-05-17 2100 UTC in channel #openstack-meeting
# Newton cycle activity planning
# Newton cycle activity planning and brainstorming, including:
# User stories
## User stories
# Bare metal
## Bare metal
# Parallel filesystems
## Parallel filesystems
# Accounting and scheduling
## Accounting and scheduling
# Other development activities of interest
# Other development activities of interest

Revision as of 15:33, 16 May 2016

Status: Active (@May 2016)
Chairs: Stig Telfer and Blair Bethwaite
OpenStack Foundation liaison: David F. Flanders <Flanders@OpenStack.org>

Welcome to the OpenStack Scientific Working Group landing page.
Please cite this working group using the #scientific-wg tag on listservs, github, blogs, twitter and other social infrastructure.


Aim: Explore opportunities for cross-institutional collaboration and compatibility around use of OpenStack for use by researchers, scientists, academics and developers. {To be further specified at the Austin OpenStack Summit}


  • HPC/HTC Infrastructure
  • Research Data Infrastructure
  • Application Infrastructure
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Create opportunities for the scientific community to engage the wider OpenStack community, i.e. industry,


The default communication of our members is via the following open community mailing lists:

Please use the hashtag "scientific-wg" for tagging any etherpad URLs, code, blogs posts, scientific research and/or other social publishing platforms.


Please nominate yourself and/or fellow colleagues to this working group via the following etherpad:


This group is open to all members of the scientific OpenStack community and supporting vendors.



The Scientific Working Group usually meets at the OpenStack Design summits, and also at operators mid-cycle meetups (where possible).

IRC Meetings

For the best global coverage, IRC meetings are held in alternating time zones:

  • Every two weeks on even weeks, 2100 UTC on Tuesday in IRC channel #openstack-meeting
  • Every two weeks on odd weeks, 0700 UTC on Wednesday in IRC channel #openstack-meeting

Full details (including a calendar file) are available at eavesdrop.openstack.org

IRC Meeting May 17th 2016

2016-05-17 2100 UTC in channel #openstack-meeting

  1. Newton cycle activity planning and brainstorming, including:
    1. User stories
    2. Bare metal
    3. Parallel filesystems
    4. Accounting and scheduling
  2. Other development activities of interest


Significant dates for the working group (in reverse chronological order):

  • [Please add latest activity for the #scientific-wg here at the top of this list]
  • A proposal for hosting a face-to-face working group meeting was drafted at the following document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10d7XDC1yw3thjxMMC1EXJlfmMAcjkfj2wnhH2MJgh9k/edit
  • The group was approved by the OpenStack foundation's User Committee board and wiki page minted on 15th January 2016.
  • The original proposal and call for nominations was drafted via this etherpad: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/scientific-wg
  • The #scientific-wg originated from a conversation in the hallways of the Tokyo OpenStack summit (Oct 2015), ideas originating from John Taylor, Paul Calleja, Stig Telfer, Jonathan Proulx, David F. Flanders, Lauren Sell & Tom Fifield.