Panel at the PEARC 2017 event in New Orleans, July 11-13. Panelists were: Gregory Newby, Chief Technology Officer, Compute Canada; Florian Berberich, Member of the Board of Directors PRACE aisbl; Gergely Sipos, Customer and Technical Outreach Manager, EGI Foundation; and John Towns, Director of Collaborative eScience Programs, National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
Panel abstract: How might the international community of research computing users and stakeholders benefit from knowledge sharing among national- or international-scale research computing organizations and providers? It is common for large-scale investments in research computing systems, services and support to be guided and funded with government oversight and centralized planning. There are many commonalities, including stakeholder relations, outcomes reporting, long-range strategic planning, and governance. What trends exist currently, and how might information sharing and collaboration among resource providers be beneficial? Is there desire to form a partnership, or to build upon existing relationships? Participants in this panel will include personnel involved in US, Canadian and European research computing jurisdictions.