NHERI Cyberinfrastructure: DesignSafe-ci
The National Science Foundation has selected a team led by The University of Texas at Austin (UT) to lead the development of the cyberinfrastructure (CI) for the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) program. NHERI is the next generation of NSF support for shared-use natural hazards engineering research facilities, replacing the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).
Led by Ellen Rathje, the UT team will leverage analytics, storage, visualization and cloud technologies at the university’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to develop DesignSafe, a web-based platform that provides data repositories to share data sets and a cloud-based workspace for researchers to perform simulation, computation, data analysis, and other research tasks.
The DesignSafe team at UT/TACC is working closely with the Purdue NEEScommIT team to ensure a smooth transition. The initial release of DesignSafe will take place in Spring 2016. In the interim, NEEShub and its data and functionalities will remain available for the community, and announcements will be made as NEEShub components are transitioned to DesignSafe. Accounts, curated data, tools, etc. will be migrated to DesignSafe. We will keep the community informed of key dates both at nees.org and at www.designsafe-ci.org.