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Dissemination and exploitation of grids in Earth science
Author(s): Wim-Jan Som de Cerff; Monique Petitdidier; Mathieu Lonjaret; Luigi Fusco; Julian Linford; Ladislav Hluchy; Miroslav Dobrucky; Viet Tran; Horst Schwichtenberg; John van de Vegte; Camiel Plevier; Mikhail Zhinzhin
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Paper Abstract

The Earth Science (ES) community has two major IT related concerns: Modeling, which requires vast amounts of computational resources, and exploration and production of large shared data sets. Both can be accomplishable by Grid infrastructure. Grid or Grid computing is a metaphor name for making computer power as easy to access as an electric power Grid). Different Grid middleware software solutions exist and are being developed. DEGREE (Dissemination and Exploitation of Grids in Earth sciencE) aims to disseminate and promote uptake of Grid in ES and to create a bridge between ES and Grid communities to ensure the next Grid generation will integrate ES application requirements in the middleware and services. In order to achieve this, DEGREE will: identify key ES requirements, disseminate ES application requirements to Grid projects, evaluate Grid middleware tools and standards regarding ES requirements and provide feedbacks to Grid developers. In order to convey requirements to the Grid community, test suite specifications are developed. A test suite specification consists of documentation and an application suitable for testing, including the data needed. Eight test suite specifications are developed and made available by DEGREE for Grid middleware developers. Results will be used to support the development of the ES Grid vision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6744, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI, 67442F (26 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737450
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Wim-Jan Som de Cerff, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (Netherlands)
Monique Petitdidier, Ctr. National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
Mathieu Lonjaret, Ctr. National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
Luigi Fusco, European Space Agency (Italy)
Julian Linford, European Space Agency (Italy)
Ladislav Hluchy, Institute of Informatics (Slovak Republic)
Miroslav Dobrucky, Institute of Informatics (Slovak Republic)
Viet Tran, Institute of Informatics (Slovak Republic)
Horst Schwichtenberg, Fraunhofer-Institut für Algorithmen und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen (Germany)
John van de Vegte, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (Netherlands)
Camiel Plevier, Dutch Space B.V. (Netherlands)
Mikhail Zhinzhin, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6744:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI
Shahid Habib; Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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