JIRA Issue

[#XCI-231] Formalize the Community Software Area (CSA) Capability

[XCI-231] Formalize the Community Software Area (CSA) Capability Created: 10/02/2017  Updated: 11/05/2020

Status: Development
Project: XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration
Component/s: Research Software Portal (RSP), Resource Description Repository (RDR), XSEDE User Portal (XUP)
Fix Version/s: PY7 (Sep '17 - Aug '18), PY8 (Sep '18 - Aug '19), PY9 (Sep '19 - Aug '20)

Type: XCI Enhanced Capability Priority: Major
Reporter: JP Navarro Assignee: JP Navarro
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0

Issue Links:
Associated bugs and stories
associated with XCI-752 Implement RSP XSEDE community softwar... Closed
SD&I Deliverable
has deliverable XCI-82 Enable SPs to publish software, servi... Closed
has deliverable XCI-505 Review and enhance IPF software publi... Closed
SD&I Design
produces design for XCI-504 Enable researchers/developers to disc... Closed
Target Operator:
XSEDE Enterprise Services, XSEDE Science Gateways, XSEDE Service Providers
XSEDE Priority: -
Public activity link: https://software.xsede.org/display/xci-231
Devel Repository:
Use Cases:
RC-03: Install software on a resource for use by a research community, SPI-07: Enable a research community to install software on a resource
Effort and Costs:
Staff Name (Lastname, Firstname) Effort (person weeks) Roles or Contributions Status
Navarro, JP 1 Coordinate activity and prepare documentation deliverables none
Cazes, John 0.4 Supply community codes requirements and review deliverables  none
Hazlewood, Victor 0.1 Ensure that SP integration process includes flagging CSA support, and that helpdesk processes are in place to handle CSA requests.  none
Hart, Dave 0.8 Ensure that CSA owners have appropriate startup or developer allocation processes available none
Service Providers 0.1 Setup CSA support (each) none
XUP or XCI teams 0.2 Implement a way for CSA owners to discover which resources support CSAs none
TBD (tester) 0.6 Test CSA process on L1 and L2 SPs none
Due by Activity Deliverable
by DSR CSA Publishing Design
by TRR CSA Developer Documentation
by TRR CSA Operations and SP Documentation
by TRR CSA Allocations Documentation
by TRR Deployment plan*
by TRR Test plan*
by TRR (post) TRR Baseline* (Shava)
by Deployment Test Report* (Shava)
  • Click on "Deliverables" tab for URL.
Planned Launch Date:
Actual Launch Date:
Planned Design Review Date:
Actual Design Review Date:
Planned Test Readiness Review Date:
Planned Complete Date:
Activity Lead: JP Navarro
Lead Tester: Shava Smallen
Design Document: https://software.xsede.org/svn/xci/activities/xci-231/trunk/Deliverables/CSA_Design_and_Security_Description_v0.4.pdf


Community Software Areas's (CSAs) have been a part of XSEDE since the TeraGrid days.  With Operations, Services Providers, and ECSS document the use case, prepare a capability delivery plan, and launch related activities that deliver a consistent CSA capability.


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