Software Sustainability – Lessons Learned

The IDEAS Productivity project, in partnership with the DOE Computing Facilities of the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC and the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has resumed the webinar series on Best Practices for HPC Software Developers, which we began in 2016.

As part of this series, we offer one-hour webinars on topics in scientific software development and high-performance computing, approximately once a month. The next webinar in the series is titled “Software Sustainability – lessons learned from different disciplines”, and will be presented by Neil Chue Hong of the Software Sustainability Institute (University of Edinburgh).  The webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm ET.


How do you make software sustainable? How much is it about process and how much about practice? Does it vary between countries or disciplines? In this webinar, I’ll present what the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute has learned from 8 years of work in this area including efforts around understanding the scale of software use in research, raising the profile of software as a key part of the research ecosystem, and how we can enable researchers and developers to build better software.