Consortium for the Advancement of Scientific Software

Fostering collaboration across a diverse collection of Software Stewardship Organizations (SSOs)

CASS Overview

The Consortium for the Advancement of Scientific Software (CASS) exists to foster collaboration across a diverse collection of Software Stewardship Organizations (SSOs). Each SSO is charged with stewarding and advancing a portion of the scientific software ecosystem, e.g., math libraries, data and viz libraries and tools, and programming systems. CASS is established to define and execute a governance model and related processes that enable the SSOs to operate as an aggregate unit.

CASS Mission

Stewardship and advancement of the current and future ecosystem of scientific computing software.

CASS Principles

  • Transparency: open governance policies and open access to Consortium artifacts.
  • Diversity: cultivation of diverse participation and representation.
  • Sustainability: long-term viability and growth of software, practices, and workforce.
  • Innovation: responsiveness to stakeholder needs and technological evolution.
  • Cooperation: working together to support the overall Consortium mission.
  • Integrity: acting as a fair, trusted, and respected asset to the community.

CASS Member Organizations

The initial member organizations (COLABS, CORSA, PESO, S4PST, STEP and SWAS, together with the FASTMath and RAPIDS SciDAC Institutes) have been supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) as part of the Next-Generation Scientific Software Technologies (NGSST) program to steward the ASCR scientific software portfolio, including products developed or enhanced as part of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Software Technologies. As a member-driven organization, CASS is open to other software stewardship organizations joining too.

Connect with CASS

We welcome you to connect with the Consortium through any of the following:

  • Complete an online form to tell us about yourself and your interests related to scientific software stewardship.
  • Subscribe to the CASS announcement mailing list to learn about events we are organizing and other news from the consortium and our members.
  • Send email to start a conversation with the CASS leadership team.