July 2019 OLCF User Conference Call: Popper
The OLCF hosts monthly User Conference Calls. These calls are your opportunity to speak with center personnel to get the latest updates, express any concerns you may have, etc. No registration is required for this event.
Monthly Topic: Popper
Speaker: Ivo Jimenez, UCSC
Abstract: Currently, approaches to scientific research require activities that take up much time but do not actually advance our scientific understanding. For example, researchers and their students spend countless hours reformatting data and writing code to attempt to reproduce previously published research. What if the scientific community could find a better way to create and publish their workflows, data, and models to minimize the amount of the time spent “reinventing the wheel”? Popper is an experimentation protocol and CLI tool for implementing scientific exploration pipelines following a DevOps approach that allows researchers to generate work that is easy to reproduce and extend. In this talk, we will briefly introduce DevOps and give an overview of best practices. We will then show how these practices can be repurposed for carrying out scientific explorations and illustrate using workflows from multiple domains.