SciServer Workshop Introduces Compute Notebooks to Johns Hopkins

On Wednesday, April 27th 2016, SciServer showed off their Compute notebooks in their first workshop to a group of Johns Hopkins researchers. After a day of testing, feedback, and support, attendees agreed it was a success. At the workshop, researchers explored the functionality of Compute’s Jupyter Notebooks which bring the analysis close to the data.

Attendees worked with data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the Millennium Database. They used online Python notebooks to query SDSS data, then retrieved raw image files from the survey. They saved data into their CasJobs personal databases and images into their containers in the SciDrive file management tool.

Our team began going through and organizing all of the feedback, recommendations, case examples, and bug reports. We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came to the workshop, in addition to the numerous IDIES employees who have made SciServer possible.

SciServer is a project administered by the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science.

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