NCSA is developing cyberenvironments to enable scientists and engineers to take full advantage of the nation's cyber-resources to drive scientific and engineering advances. Our team is working with these communities to define the requirements and technologies needed to build next generation cyberenvironments. Our efforts are focused on the design, development, integration, assembly and automation of systems to manage complex projects that enable next generation scientific and engineering frontiers. These areas include: social engineering, semantic grids, data provenance, workflow, automated data analysis, security, notification, collaboration and visualization.
Cyberenvironments will integrate distributed computing and data resources into end-to-end scientific processes, providing a boost in productivity. Cyberenvironments include scientific and engineering applications, graphical user interfaces and portals for easy interaction with the applications, and workflow and collaboration software, as well as an integrated data analysis and visualization capability. They couple traditional desktop scientific and engineering applications with national and global cyber-resources to provide researchers an unprecedented capability to assemble, integrate, automate, and manage complex, collaborative projects.
Cyberenvironments will ensure that the capabilities in the national cyberinfrastructure can be brought to bear on the most challenging science and engineering issues facing the nation and the world.