BEYA 2013
ADMI Science Gateways CReSIS ECSU NIA
ADMI - Dr. Richard Loft
Science Gateway Presentation

A Science Gateway is a community-developed set of tools, applications, and data collections that are integrated and exposed through a graphical user interface, typically a web application. Gateways provide access to a variety of capabilities including workflows, visualization, resource discovery, and job execution services. During the 2015 ADMI Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Richard Loft of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), presented Science Gateways to an audience of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty from minority institutions.

These institutions included:

Mississippi Valley State University
Winston-Salem State University
University of the District of Columbia
Hampton University
Spelman College
Tennessee State University
Florida A&M University
North Carolina A&T State University
Norfolk State University
Longwood University
Morehouse College
Dr. Rich Loft
Science Gateways, NCAR
Dr. Richard Loft of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, has worked in high performance computing since joining Thinking Machine Corporation in 1989, and has worked at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) since 1994. At SC 2001 he was on a team that received a Gordon Bell prize honorable mention for developing a scalable atmospheric dynamical core called the High Order Method Modeling Environment (HOMME), which was recently integrated as part of the widely used Community Earth System Model. In 2005, he was NCAR PI on an NSF project to deploy and evaluate ultra-scalable models on an IBM Blue Gene/L system. Dr. Loft is currently Director of the Technology Development Division (TDD) in the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) at NCAR. In this capacity, he oversees CISL's R&D efforts, in areas such as applied computer science, visualization and enabling technologies, and earth system modeling infrastructure. He leads NCAR's participation in NSF's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program, the follow-on to the decade-long TeraGrid project. Recognizing the need to engage the next generation in high performance computing, in 2007 Dr. Loft created the Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science program at NCAR, and is currently developing an HPC curriculum based on small, affordable Raspberry Pi clusters.
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