Gateways today are generally built to provide a web-accessible interface for a
particular scientific community to access a combination of software, hardware,
and data deployed in an expertly managed computing center. But what happens when the scientist wants to
repatriate their data? Or perform some
analysis that is not supported by the gateway?
Both for the purposes of encouraging innovative workflows and serving an
audience with a wide range of computational experience it is important to
consider how a gateway can fit into the broader computational ecosystem of a
particular researcher or research group.
One simple starting point for this is to ask the question "how can
the gateway connect back to the laptop?".
This talk will consider how this is being done today in science gateways
and present some ideas for how this could be expanded in the future.