Coming Thursday July 26: SciServer v2.0.0

We are excited to announce a new release of the SciServer online science platform! SciServer v2.0.0 is coming on Thursday, July 26th 2018. The new system has many new features to benefit your research, including:

  • A new dashboard to manage your files and compute environments
  • A new Groups system where you can share files and databases with colleagues all over the world
  • An asynchronous job system to allow you to run long-lasting, memory-intensive scripts on large datasets
  • Many other additional features

Upcoming Release Notes

Our Upcoming Release Notes (PDF) provide more information on the changes to come.


The updates coming on July 26th will require all Compute users to delete all existing compute containers and recreate them. As long as you have stored your files in your persistent directoroy, you will not lose any of your files. However, if you have installed any custom packages in your containers, you will need to reinstall the packages in the new containers. The Upcoming Release Notes (PDF) contain more information about this process.

Get Started Now!

The new SciServer 2.0.0 system is already available in pre-release form at:

We encourage you to use the system through the alpha site as soon as possible, so you can modify your scripts to use the new features soon.

We welcome any feedback you have, and feel free to contact us with questions through the SciServer helpdesk at

The SciServer Team