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Panel Topic: “ The future of ECSS-type services”, December 2022 Event

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Joint Xpert Network/ECSS panel discussion “ The future of ECSS-type services”

ECCS (Extended Collaborative Support Service) was a key service created by the now completed XSEDE project. It assisted the national community in advancing computational science by providing staff that assisted researchers across many science domains in the development, optimization and parallelization of computational applications, workflows, and gateways.

The panel discussion is partly motivated by NSF’s now changed model for providing this support to the community – ECSS-type services are no longer part of XSEDE’s successor project ACCESS, but may be created through new funding programs. Another motivation is that the need for assistance in developing computational applications goes much beyond the XSEDE/ACCESS community. Many additional NSF projects and other funding agencies have similar needs. A number of university campus computing groups have also begun to create teams providing such support, in order to boost the productivity of computational research projects.

Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • What are good models for forming new teams of “Cyberinfrastructure Professionals” (in NSF terminology),  providing ECSS-type services.
  • How can such teams of different projects, agencies, and universities create synergy?
  • What skills are needed by the team members and how should training be done?


  • Bob Sinkovits, San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • Jeff F. Pummill, Arkansas High-Performance Computing Center
  • Karen Tomko, Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Ian A. Cosden, Princeton University & US-RSE
  • Sergiu Sanielevici, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

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