Workflows Workshop Sponsored by Blue Waters

The following is a contribution to this blog by Barbara Jewett, National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Registration is now open for a free Workflows Workshop to be held August 9-10 at multiple institutions across the country. Sponsored by the Blue Waters sustained-petascale computing project, this workshop will provide an overview of workflows and how they can enhance research productivity.

A general session on the value of workflows will be followed by presentations and hands-on sessions with six different workflows.  The objective is to assist the community in understanding the capabilities of these various workflows and to get people started with their usage. These include:

– General overview of workflows; Why use them?, presented by Scott Callaghan, University of Southern California
– Copernicus, presented by Peter Kasson, University of Virgini
– Galaxy, presented by Dave Clements, Johns Hopkins University
– Makeflow/WorkQueue, presented by Nicholas Hazekamp, University of Notre Dame
– Pegasus, presented by Karan Vahi and Mats Rynge, Information Sciences Institute
– RADICAL Cybertools, presented by Shantenu Jha, Rutgers University
– Swift, presented by Mike Wilde, Argonne National Laboratory

The presentations will be followed by a question and answer period to address questions from the community. Additional information on the workshop is available at

The sites hosting this workshop include:
Georgia State University
NCSA – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michigan State University
Oklahoma State University
Purdue University
Stanford University
Texas Tech University
University of Kentucky
University of Houston
University of Utah
University of Wyoming

You may register for this workshop through the XSEDE User Portal at: by August 2, 2016. There is a registration button for each site, be sure you select the site where you will be attending.

The Blue Waters sustained-petascale computing project is supported by the National Science Foundation (awards OCI-0725070 and ACI-1238993) and the state of Illinois. Blue Waters is a joint effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and its National Center for Supercomputing Applications.



Workflows Workshop Sponsored by Blue Waters