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Sustainability in the Tapis Framework

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Item Summary Stubbs, Joe Cardone, Richard Cleveland, Sean Jacobs, Gwen Packard, Michael Jamthe, Anagha Padhy, Smruti Black, Steve Terry, Steve Looney, Julia Meiring, Joseph Dahan, Maytal 2020-12-24T20:30:57Z 2020-12-24T20:30:57Z 2021-01-05
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-4-0
dc.description.abstract As more research depends fundamentally on software, sustainability becomes increasingly critical. Nevertheless, despite valiant efforts from a growing number of researchers and practitioners, a basic understanding of best-practices for sustainable software remains elusive. In this paper, we review the specific practices and strategies that have helped to sustain Tapis, a cyberinfastructure project that has been in use for over a decade. The Tapis framework is an open-source, software-as-a-service Application Programming Interface (API) for collaborative, automated, reproducible computational research which began as the Foundation API for the iPlant Collaborative Project in 2008, and today is used by tens of thousands of individuals across more than a dozen active projects. This paper describes our multi-faceted approach to sustaining an increasingly complex ecosystem of software, documentation and other digital assets, including both technical and organizational strategies for minimizing the cost of sustainment while maximizing available resources for sustainment activities.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Software Survivability: Strategies for Long-Lasting and Usable Research Software
dc.subject sustainability tapis cyerinfrastructure software-as-a-service
dc.title Sustainability in the Tapis Framework
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2021.874
prism.startingpage 7257
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