SC19 Global Research Platform (GRP) Birds of a Feather (BOF) Meeting

The “Global Research Platform (GRP): Creating Worldwide Advanced Services and Infrastructure for Science” Birds of a Feather (BOF) Meeting was held at SC19, in Denver, USA, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

International scientific initiatives collaborate on building, accessing and analyzing data from one-of-a-kind advanced instruments in unique locations around the globe, connected to remote computational, data storage, and visualization systems at speeds of gigabits and terabits per second. The Global Research Platform (GRP) focuses on the design, implementation, and operation strategies for next-generation distributed services and network infrastructure, on a global scale, to facilitate data transfer and accessibility. GRP BoF presentations and discussions address global science drivers and their requirements and describe emerging Research Platforms worldwide that are developing and customizing data fabrics and distributed cyberinfrastructure to support data-intensive scientific workflows.

This successful BOF attracted 42 attendees from 9 countries (USA, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore.)

In addition to the BOF, demonstrations relevant to GRP were held at the StarLight research booth on the exhibition floor from Tuesday-Thursday, Booth #993.

Session Leader:

Joe Mambretti, Northwestern University, USA

Additional Session Leaders:

Maxine Brown, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Buseung Cho, KISTI, Korea
Cees de Laat, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Paola Grosso, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Francis Lee, Nanyang Technological University/SingAREN, Singapore
Marek Michalewicz, University of Warsaw, Poland


SC19 Advanced Networking For Data Intensive Science Experiments and Demonstrations Joe Mambretti, Northwestern University
Research platform activities in SingaporeFrancis Lee, Nanyang Technological University/SingAREN
Involvement of Polish HPC and Networking Centers in GRPMarek Michalewicz, University of Warsaw
From the Amsterdam Research Platform (ARP): Globally Distributed Secure Data Exchange FabricsPaola Grosso and Cees de Laat, University of Amsterdam