Integrating CyberGIS gateway with Windows Azure: A case study on MODFLOW groundwater simulation

Babak Behzad, Anand Padmanabhan, Yong Liu, Yan Liu, Shaowen Wang

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Abstract

The CyberGIS Gateway represents a cutting-edge cyberin-frastructure-based geographic information system that facilitates computationally intensive and collaborative spatial analysis and modeling. As more and more geospatial problems are becoming increasingly computationally intensive and complex to solve, Cloud computing, often characterized as on-demand and elastic, provides promising approaches to these problems. This research has developed an integration framework for CyberGIS Gateway to leverage the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud platform. The framework is based on a generic architectural design for the CyberGIS Gateway to integrate with Cloud computing environments. This paper describes our initial implementation of the integration framework based on a case study of groundwater ensemble run, and discusses major challenges and future direction for establishing hybrid cyberinfrastructure encompassing both high-end and Cloud computing environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2nd International Workshop on High Performance and Distributed Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL HPDGIS 2011
Pages26-29
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventACM SIGSPATIAL 2nd International Workshop on High Performance and Distributed Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL HPDGIS 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2011Nov 1 2011

Other

OtherACM SIGSPATIAL 2nd International Workshop on High Performance and Distributed Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL HPDGIS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/1/1111/1/11

Keywords

  • cloud computing
  • CyberGIS
  • MODFLOW
  • science gateway
  • Windows Azure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Behzad, B., Padmanabhan, A., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., & Wang, S. (2011). Integrating CyberGIS gateway with Windows Azure: A case study on MODFLOW groundwater simulation. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGSPATIAL 2nd International Workshop on High Performance and Distributed Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL HPDGIS 2011 (pp. 26-29) https://doi.org/10.1145/2070770.2070774