The Global Research Platform Workshop

September 17 - 18, 2019 | UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Qualcomm Institute - Calit2 | Atkinson Hall



September 17 - 18, 2019
UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Qualcomm Institute - Calit2 | Atkinson Hall

International scientific initiatives collaborate on building, accessing and analyzing data from one-of-a-kind advanced instruments in unique locations around the globe, connected to remote computational, data storage, and visualization systems at speeds of Gigabits and Terabits per second. The Global Research Platform (GRP) is an evolving effort focused on design, implementation, and operation strategies for next-generation distributed services and network infrastructure, including interoperable Science DMZs, on a global scale, to facilitate data transfer and accessibility.

The GRP Workshop highlights global science drivers and their requirements, high-performance data fabrics and distributed cyberinfrastructure, including advanced networks customized to support scientific workflows. This Workshop brings together researchers, scientists, engineers, and network managers from U.S. and international research platform initiatives, to share best practices and advance the state of the art.

The Third National Research Platform (3NRP) Workshop is being held on September 24-25, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and focuses on building and deploying an interoperable cyberinfrastructure in the U.S. on regional and national scales.

The PRAGMA 37 Workshop is being held at UC San Diego the week before GRP, from September 11-14, 2019.

The Global Network Advancement Group (GNA-G) is a new organization resulting from the merger of GLIF and the GNA Tech initiative, to be effective July 1, 2019. The GNA-G is planning to hold a meeting immediately following the GRP Workshop, on September 19-20.

The eScience Conference is being held at UC San Diego the week after GRP, from September 24-27, 2019.
Pacific Research Platform
National Research Platform
Global Research Platform
Second National Research Platform (2NRP) report, 2018
Asia Pacific Research Platform
Americas' Research Platform (AmRP) (formerly GLIF Americas)

The Global Research Platform is an outgrowth of several U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded efforts, including the "The Pacific Research Platform" (NSF award #OAC-1541349) and "Toward the National Research Platform" (NSF award #OAC-1826967) to UC San Diego, and the "StarLight Software Defined Networking Exchange” (NSF award #OAC-1450871) to Northwestern University. The GRP also collaborates with the evolving planning efforts by the Asia Pacific Research Platform and all other emerging regional, national, and continental efforts.