Materials of the International Conference
50th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year
and Electronic Geophysical Year

16-19 September 2007 • Suzdal, Russia

Dissemination and exploitation of Grids in earth science

A. Polyakov, M. Zhizhin, D. Mishin, A. Poida, and D. Medvedev

Geophysical Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Abstract

Dissemination and Exploitation of Grids in Earth science (DEGREE) is a FP6 Specific Support Action (SSA) project which aims to promote GRID throughout a large and diverse Earth Science (ES) community, in order to increase the awareness and uptake of GRID technology and infrastructure by EU Earth Science Industry and Research communities. It aims to do this by developing ES approaches and solutions for using the GRID technology and driving home convincing arguments on the potential benefits for large scale ES processing, e-collaboration and research. Although several Earth Science applications have been ported to run on GRID infrastructures since 2000, the experiences gained so far have shown that GRID is a developing technology and the Earth Science community is reluctant to deploy their applications on it. DEGREE seeks to address the barriers which stand in the way of a wider uptake of the technology, such as increasing the ES GRID awareness and expertise, perceived complexity of the middleware, insufficient support for important ES functions and vital additional services.

Citation: A. Polyakov, M. Zhizhin, D. Mishin, A. Poida, and D. Medvedev (2007), Dissemination and exploitation of Grids in earth science, in: Materials of the International Conference '50th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year and Electronic Geophysical Year', GC RAS, Moscow, doi:10.2205/2007-IGY50conf.

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