The XSEDE Service Provider Forum

Presenter: Dan Stanzione, Executive Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Associate Vice President for Research, The University of Texas at Austin

Date: April 18, 2018



The Service Provider Forum (SPF) and XSEDE Federation is a group of more than 40 universities that provide cyberinfrastructure services to researchers. The Forum serves multiple roles, as a place where CI organizations can discuss and exchange best practices, for providers to give feedback and direction (and occasionally complaints!) to the XSEDE project on policies and priorities, and a place to act collectively to make the national CI resources better. This talk will provide an overview of the Forum and Federation, and the opportunities for campuses to benefit and contribute.

Target Audience: Campus Champions, HPC centers, CASC

Prerequisites: None.


Dr. Stanzione is the Executive Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin since July 2014, previously serving as Deputy Director. He is the principal investigator (PI) for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to deploy and support Stampede2, a large-scale supercomputer, which will have over twice the system performance of TACCs original Stampede system. Stanzione is also the PI of TACC’s Wrangler system, a supercomputer for data-focused applications. For six years he was co-director of CyVerse, a large-scale NSF life sciences cyberinfrastructure. Stanzione was also a co-principal investigator for TACC’s Ranger and Lonestar supercomputers, large-scale NSF systems previously deployed at UT Austin. Stanzione received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his master’s degree and doctorate in computer engineering from Clemson University.