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"Fall 2016 Capability Delivery Plans" Priorities by User Requirements Evaluation and Prioritization (UREP) Team

We asked the UREP to review the six following Capability Delivery Plans (CDPs) at the end of 2016 and confirm their importance. (This was a follow-up to a previous prioritization activity in mid-2016.) The results will guide work by XSEDE's Community Infrastructure team (XCI) in early 2017. The results confirm that each of these plans is worthwhile. Two of the CDPs (DA-1 and DA-2) may be more urgent than the other four. One CDP (SGW-4) might benefit from re-thinking or re-writing, because some reviewers indicated confusion about the intended purpose and the degree to which it is (or is not) already possible with existing methods.

The UREP used the following rating scale.

5 star - XSEDE should do this. (high priority)
4 star - XSEDE should do this. (normal priority)
3 star - XSEDE should do this. (low priority)
2 star - XSEDE should not do this. (maybe)
1 star - XSEDE should not do this. (definitely)

Prioritized ItemAverage RatingIndividual Ratings
DA-02: Data preparation
(Capability Delivery Plan)

These activities would improve the experience of preparing data for analysis. Based on the UREP's assessment, XCI will make this a high priority in 2017.

4.3 of 5 stars
(11 votes)
5 star (5)
45%
45%
4 star (5)
45%
45%
3 star (0)
0%
0%
2 star (1)
9%
9%
1 star (0)
0%
0%
no vote (0)
0%
0%
DA-01: Data analytics resources and information
(Capability Delivery Plan)

These activities would provide researchers with a well-organized, continuously maintained set of information about the data analysis capabilities available in XSEDE. Based on the UREP's assessment, XCI will make this a high priority in 2017.

4.3 of 5 stars
(10 votes)
5 star (4)
36%
36%
4 star (5)
45%
45%
3 star (1)
9%
9%
2 star (0)
0%
0%
1 star (0)
0%
0%
no vote (1)
9%
9%
SGW-01: Science Gateway user authentication and identity management
(Capability Delivery Plan)

This activity would document how science gateway developers can use XSEDE identities (from the XSEDE user portal) to authenticate gateway users, as an alternative to maintaining a unique user registry for each gateway.

4.0 of 5 stars
(10 votes)
5 star (2)
18%
18%
4 star (6)
55%
55%
3 star (2)
18%
18%
2 star (0)
0%
0%
1 star (0)
0%
0%
no vote (1)
9%
9%
HPC-02: User (team) works with >1 HPC system
(Capability Delivery Plan)

This activity concerns coordinating XSEDE's common user environment (CUE) and improving the experience of using more than one XSEDE resource.

3.9 of 5 stars
(11 votes)
5 star (2)
18%
18%
4 star (6)
55%
55%
3 star (3)
27%
27%
2 star (0)
0%
0%
1 star (0)
0%
0%
no vote (0)
0%
0%
CAN-09: User Management
(Capability Delivery Plan)

These activities would allow researchers to define user groups that can be used to control access to features and services throughout XSEDE.

3.9 of 5 stars
(10 votes)
5 star (3)
27%
27%
4 star (4)
36%
36%
3 star (2)
18%
18%
2 star (1)
9%
9%
1 star (0)
0%
0%
no vote (1)
9%
9%
SGW-04: Data movement between gateway users' desktops/laptops and XSEDE resources
(Capability Delivery Plan)

This set of activities would document how science gateway developers can enable their research users to transfer gateway-related files from XSEDE resources to their local computers (laptops, desktops, campus resources) or vice-versa. Based on the UREP's assessment, XCI may need to rethink/rewrite this plan to clarify its purpose.

3.6 of 5 stars
(11 votes)
5 star (3)
27%
27%
4 star (3)
27%
27%
3 star (3)
27%
27%
2 star (2)
18%
18%
1 star (0)
0%
0%
no vote (0)
0%
0%