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SC Conference - Activity Details
iPlant Collaborative: Cyberinfrastructure for the Grand Challenges of Plant SciencePrimary Session Leader:
Dan C. Stanzione (Arizona State University)
Secondary Session Leader:
The Plant Science Cyberinfrastructure Collaborative (PSCIC) program is intended by NSF to create a new type of organization: a cyberinfrastructure collaborative for the plant sciences - that would enable new conceptual advances through integrative, computational thinking. To achieve this, we have developed the iPlant Collaborative (iPC). The iPC will utilize new computer, computational science and cyberinfrastructure solutions to address an evolving array of grand challenges in the plant sciences. The iPC began operation in 2008, and is currently engaged in a community driven process to identify the grand challenges of plant sciences and plan the cyberinfrastructure to solve them. This session will provide a forum for members of the HPC community to learn more about the iPC, and how to become involved. Members of the iPC team from the computing, biology, and education teams will present an overview of the project, the Grand Challenge proposal process, and the iPC cyberinfrastructure.