Whitepaper #394 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: state of the profession; research tools and infrastructure.
Heliophysics is in the era of big data and is at an inflection point in the need for a new computing environment. We recommend creating a network of institutions with a standard cloud framework that mimics researchers’ local environments. This type of network can increase collaboration, support open science and data reproducibility, and unlock fundamentally different heliophysics research.