Shelter from the storm: Building a safe archive in a hostile world

Jon MacLaren, Gabrielle Allen, Chirag Dekate, Dayong Huang, Andrei Hutanu, Chongjie Zhang

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Abstract

The storing of data and configuration files related to scientific experiments is vital if those experiments are to remain reproducible, or if the data is to be shared easily. The prescence of historical (observed) data is also important in order to assist in model evaluation and development. This paper describes the design and implementation process for a data archive, which was required for a coastal modelling project. The construction of the archive is described in detail, from its design through to deployment and testing. As we will show, the archive has been designed to tolerate failures in its communications with external services, and also to ensure that no information is lost if the archive itself fails, i.e. upon restarting, the archive will still be in exactly the same state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2005
Subtitle of host publicationOTM Workshops - OTM Confederated Int. Workshops and Posters, AWeSOMe, CAMS, GADA, MIOS+INTEROP, ORM, PhDS, SeBGIS, SWWS, and WOSE 2005, Proceedings
Pages294-303
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventOTM Confederated Internationl Workshops and Posters, AWeSOMe, CAMS, GADA, MIOS+INTEROP, ORM, PhDS, SeBGIS, SWWS, and WOSE 2005 - Agia Napa, Cyprus
Duration: Oct 31 2005Nov 4 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3762 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherOTM Confederated Internationl Workshops and Posters, AWeSOMe, CAMS, GADA, MIOS+INTEROP, ORM, PhDS, SeBGIS, SWWS, and WOSE 2005
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityAgia Napa
Period10/31/0511/4/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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