Design, implementation and use of a simulation data archive for coastal science

Harsha Bhagawaty, Lei Jiang, Sreekanth Pothanis, Gabrielle Allen, Nathan Brener, Tevfik Kosar

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Abstract

With many researchers now having easy access to supercomputers, coastal scientists are able to develop and run simulations that model the physical and ecological processes in ocean or nearshore areas in a distributed and collaborative environment. However, the increase in capacity of computational resources does not lead directly to a rapid improvement of the simulations themselves. Instead, it brings a new challenge that motivates scientists to fully utilize the huge amount of simulation data created in supercomputers, thus fostering advanced scientific research. Driven by the urgent need for in-depth investigations in Louisiana coastal areas, especially during hurricane seasons, a data center, which provides research communities with scientific data resources on demand, is imperative. In this paper, we present the design, implementation and use of such a simulation data archive for coastal science. The simulation data archive is capable of providing interfaces based on the requirements of user groups and its application incorporates multiple use cases. The enabling technology, as well as the challenges in the development of this simulation data archive, are also described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHPDC 2010 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing
Pages651-657
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameHPDC 2010 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing

Other

Other19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/21/106/25/10

Keywords

  • Design
  • Management
  • Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Bhagawaty, H., Jiang, L., Pothanis, S., Allen, G., Brener, N., & Kosar, T. (2010). Design, implementation and use of a simulation data archive for coastal science. In HPDC 2010 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (pp. 651-657). (HPDC 2010 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing). https://doi.org/10.1145/1851476.1851572