2nd Global Research Platform Workshop 2021 (Virtual): September 20-24, 2021

The 2nd Global Research Platform (2GRP) Workshop is being held virtually, September 20-24, 2021, in collaboration with the eScience 2021 conference, also to be held virtually, September 20-23, 2021 (Innsbruck, Austria).

The Global Research Platform (GRP) is an international scientific collaboration to create innovative advanced ubiquitous services that integrate resources around the globe at speeds of gigabits and terabits per second, especially for large-scale data-intensive science research.

GRP’s community focuses on design, implementation, and operation strategies for next-generation distributed services and infrastructure – driven by the needs of eScientists, many of whom deal with data-intensive applications that require large-scale, specialized computational resources that are distributed globally. GRP facilitates high-performance data gathering, analytics, transport, computing, and storage among multiple science sites at 100 Gbps or higher. GRP community partners are located in North America, Asia, Europe, and South America and work together to customize international fabrics and distributed cyberinfrastructure to support optimal data-intensive scientific workflows.

The 2nd GRP Workshop focuses on recent and emerging advances in architecture, services, technologies and infrastructure. Speakers explain how their innovations can directly support global data-intensive science research. The GRP Workshop agenda has seven themes:

  • Next-Generation Research Platforms
  • Orchestration Among Multiple Domains
  • Large-Scale Data Transport
  • High-Fidelity Data Flow Monitoring, Visualization, Analytics, Diagnostics, Event Correlation, AI/ML/DL
  • Data-Intensive Science and Programmable Networking
  • Networking and Communication Service Automation
  • International Testbeds for Data-Intensive Science

Because the GRP Workshop is being held virtually, it is being structured to accommodate global time zones to ensure participation from its research communities. Consequently, it has two components: one for North/South America and Europe (Sept 20-22) and one for North/South America and the Asia Pacific (Sept 22-23).

On September 24, the Americas Research Platform (AmRP) Workshop is being held. AmRP consists of North, Central and South America GRP participants and their key international partners and will have its own agenda, distinct from the GRP Workshop.

Registration information and program content, dates and times will soon be available on the GRP website.