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Scientific SIG

Revision as of 09:36, 15 January 2016 by David F Flanders (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: {To be discussed 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.

  • Tim Bell, OpenStack Board member, Group Lead of IT Operating systems and Infrastructure Services, CERN.
  • Kevin Fox, Research Scientist at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory: https://www.emsl.pnl.gov/emslweb/people/kevin-fox
  • Jonathan Proulx, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Boston, USA.
  • Stig Telfer, HPC on OpenStack contributor.
  • Dr. Lyle Winton, Deputy Director Australian National Research Cloud Infrastructure (NeCTAR Federation Directorate), Australia.
  • Dr. Steven Manos, Director of Research Platforms Services University of Melbourne.
  • Bernard Meade, Cloud and HPC manager for the University of Melbourne
  • John Taylor, High Performance Computing Service, Cambridge University
  • Paul Calleja, Deputy Director University Information Services, Cambridge University, UK. http://www.uis.cam.ac.uk/images/news/SLT/calleja.jpg/view
  • Declan Fleming, Chief Technology Strategist University of California San Diego
  • Giuseppe Andronico, INFN
  • Heine de Jager, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Guido Aben, AARNet, Australia
  • James Weatherall, Harvard Medical School
  • Adam Hunter, Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch University, Western Australia.
  • John O'Loughlin, Faculty of Engineering and Phsycial Sciences, University of Surrey: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cs/research/de/people/john_oloughlin/
  • Mark Pallen, (climb.ac.uk) Warwick Medical School, http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/research/tsm/microinfect/staff/pallen/
  • Sam Sheppard, (climb.ac.uk) College of Medicine, Swansea University. http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/medicine/learningandteaching/sheppards/
  • Peter Love, Physics, Lancaster University. http://www.physics.lancs.ac.uk/people/peter-love
  • Amanda Lamb, North West Institute for BioHealth Informatics, Population Health, University of Manchester. http://www.population-health.manchester.ac.uk/staff/AmandaLamb/
  • Tom Fifield, School of Physics, University of Melbourne
  • Saverio Proto, SWITCH
  • Thomas M. Bohnert, ZHAW, blog.zhaw.ch/icclab
  • Matjaz Pancur, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Slovenia
  • Adam Huffman, The Francis Crick Institute. http://www.crick.ac.uk
  • Sofiane Sarni, Ecole Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne (EPF), Vice-Presidency for Information Systems, http://vpsi.epfl.ch/VPSI-Teams
  • John Shillington, Cybera, CA
  • Stig Telfer, Cambridge University
  • David F. Flanders, University of Melbourne


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.