Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Welcome to the NEES Project and Enabling their VO for Use

OSG Collaborators,

Please join us in welcoming the George E Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) VO to the OSG community! NEES is a shared national network of 14 experimental facilities, collaborative tools, a centralized data repository, and earthquake simulation software. Together, these resources provide the means for collaboration and discovery in the form of advanced research based on experimentation and computational simulations of the ways buildings, bridges, utility systems, coastal regions, and geomaterials perform during seismic events.

OSG User Support has worked with this VO for several months by helping them integrate their applications with OSG. We would like to ask opportunistic sites to grant NEES access to resources. Information about their work and science is available at http://nees.org.

NEES has been recently added to the VO Package. We urge you to update to this new VO package to enable the NEES VO for opportunistic use. Instructions for doing this can be found here: http://osggoc.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-vo-package.html

Thank you in advance for your support of this new OSG VO.