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Scientific SIG

Revision as of 11:00, 28 January 2016 by Stig Telfer (talk | contribs)

Status: Active
Organiser: Stig Telfer
OpenStack Foundation liaison: David F. Flanders <Flanders@OpenStack.org>

Welcome to the OpenStack Scientific Working Group home 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 list:

 *--> user-committee@lists.openstack.org

Please append email subject lines with "[scientific-wg]".

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


Face-to-face meetings occur bi-annually at the OpenStack summit, please see the conference programme for dates/times.

To propose a virtual meeting (i.e. IRC/chat-room meeting, conference call or other) please email the mailing list.


Please add yourself to this list including your institutional affiliation. NB if there is already someone listed from your institution, please make an effort to have them nominate you as a co-representative for your institution.


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.