The Middleware and Grid Interagency Coordination (MAGIC) Team was established in 2002 and provides an opportunity for information sharing among Federal agencies and non-Federal participants involved in middleware, Grid, and cloud research and infrastructure; implementing or operating Grids and clouds; or the use of Grids, clouds and middleware. Participation includes such organizations as:
- Federal Agencies: Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Labor (DOL), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Non-Federal Participants: Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), Denmark Tech, ESnet, Indiana University (IU), Internet2, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Microsoft, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Texas Tech University (TTU), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Southern California (USC), University of Wisconsin at Madison, US Ignite, Utah State University, Xodiax
The NITRD Program’s MAGIC meetings are open to the public. Members of the public may be added to the mailing lists by sending their full name and email address to email@example.com with the subject line: “Add to MAGIC.”
The government seeks individual input; attendees/participants may provide individual advice only. Members of the public are welcome to submit their comments for MAGIC to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and may be made available to the public via the MAGIC or NITRD web page.
Federal Register Notice: 88 FR 1297
MAGIC reports to the NITRD Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG).
|Hal Finkel, Program Manager, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science|
|Seung-Jong “Jay” Park, Program Director, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CISE/OAC), National Science Foundation|
- Next meeting: June 7, 2023
- MAGIC Meeting Participant Guidelines
Current Focus Area
The MAGIC team recently completed a workforce development speaker series and will be releasing a summary of the series. Starting with their meeting in February 2021, they will be focusing on the topic of cloud computing and services.
Other Topics of Interest
- R&D program directions for Grid and cloud applications and middleware
- Identity Management – best practices, standards, and community outreach
- Technical activities and resource sharing among projects and programs
- Advancing operations and resolving emerging problems and technical issues
- Promoting interoperability, identifying best practices, and encouraging technical consensus among public and private domains
- International issues such as Grid federations
- Addressing issues of persistence and long-term support for tools and infrastructure
- Outreach and information sharing with potential users
- MAGIC Sustainable Software Speaker Series, July 2021 – April 2022.
- MAGIC Cloud Computing Speaker Series, February – May 2021.
- MAGIC Workforce Development Speaker Series, September – December 2020.
- 2019 MAGIC Data Life Cycle Series, July 2019.
- MAGIC Containerization and Virtualization Speaker Series, April 2018.
Documents and Publications
- Containerization and Virtualization Summary Report, Richard Carlson, Vipin Chaudhary, Dhruva Chakravorty, MAGIC Team, February 2020.
- MAGIC Scientific Data Life Cycle Summary – Spring 2019, Rich Carlson, Vipin Chaudhary, Joyce Lee, August 2019.
Resources and References
- Operationalizing Software-Defined Networks: Summary of Large Scale Networking Workshop, LSN IWG, NITRD, National Science & Technology Council, September 2018.
- US Science Networks and Resources
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