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Herwig et al. 2018

Herwig, F., R. Andrassy, N. Annau, O. Clarkson, B. Côté, A. D'Sa, S. Jones, B. Moa, J. O'Connell, D. Porter, C. Ritter, and P. Woodward, 2018: Cyberhubs: Virtual research environments for astronomy. Astrophys. J. Supp. Ser., 236, no. 1, 2, doi:10.3847/1538-4365/aab777.

Collaborations in astronomy and astrophysics are faced with numerous cyber-infrastructure challenges, such as large data sets, the need to combine heterogeneous data sets, and the challenge to effectively collaborate on those large, heterogeneous data sets with significant processing requirements and complex science software tools. The cyberhubs system is an easy-to-deploy package for small- to medium-sized collaborations based on the Jupyter and Docker technology, which allows web-browser-enabled, remote, interactive analytic access to shared data. It offers an initial step to address these challenges. The features and deployment steps of the system are described, as well as the requirements collection through an account of the different approaches to data structuring, handling, and available analytic tools for the NuGrid and PPMstar collaborations. NuGrid is an international collaboration that creates stellar evolution and explosion physics and nucleosynthesis simulation data. The PPMstar collaboration performs large-scale 3D stellar hydrodynamics simulations of interior convection in the late phases of stellar evolution. Examples of science that is currently performed on cyberhubs, in the areas of 3D stellar hydrodynamic simulations, stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis, and Galactic chemical evolution, are presented.

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  author={Herwig, F. and Andrassy, R. and Annau, N. and Clarkson, O. and Côté, B. and D'Sa, A. and Jones, S. and Moa, B. and O'Connell, J. and Porter, D. and Ritter, C. and Woodward, P.},
  title={Cyberhubs: Virtual research environments for astronomy},
  journal={Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  publisher={American Astronomical Society},

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RIS Citation

ID  - he06400u
AU  - Herwig, F.
AU  - Andrassy, R.
AU  - Annau, N.
AU  - Clarkson, O.
AU  - Côté, B.
AU  - D'Sa, A.
AU  - Jones, S.
AU  - Moa, B.
AU  - O'Connell, J.
AU  - Porter, D.
AU  - Ritter, C.
AU  - Woodward, P.
PY  - 2018
TI  - Cyberhubs: Virtual research environments for astronomy
JA  - Astrophys. J. Supp. Ser.
JO  - Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
VL  - 236
IS  - 1
SP  - 2
DO  - 10.3847/1538-4365/aab777
PB  - American Astronomical Society
ER  -

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