Success Criteria for Establishing a Thriving HUBzero Based Site: A Model for Science 2.0

By Lynn Zentner1; Gerhard Klimeck1; Krishna P. C. Madhavan2; George B. Adams III1

1. Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 2. Purdue University

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This presentation is part of the HUBbub 2011 Conference, a full list of presentations can be found there.

Science gateways utilizing HUBzero technology provide the means for rapid dissemination and use of research results by a global research and education community, extending resources that used to be available to an elite few to a broader and more diverse community. Users may range from educators and their students to the computational research community, experimentalists, and a wide variety of users in related and peripheral fields. This community requires reliable, easy to use tools with a transparent infrastructure providing necessary computational muscle. The developers that supply these tools require ease of deployment and mechanisms to support their contributions as well as incentives to contribute these resources to the community at large. A mature, tested infrastructure is necessary to meet these requirements consistently and dependably. Funding agencies require demonstration of the impact of the gateway through clear metrics. Meeting these multiple and sometimes conflicting requirements calls for a creative and thoughtful approach to building and maintaining a science gateway, which will be discussed in this presentation.


Lynn Zentner Dr. Lynn K. Zentner joined the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) in August 2010 and currently serves as NCN Technical Director. She was previously a visiting professor in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department at Purdue. Dr. Zentner received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1993 and has been involved in modeling and simulation research since 1986.

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