An overview of the achievements of the architecture and tools work package in VERCE over the last 12 months:
* the mapping of the major CPU-intensive and data-intensive use cases to he one framework,
* the provision of an integrating framework supporting both discussion and implementation,
* the support of two demonstrators: from CPU & data-intensive use cases.
The plans for the next 12 months:
* scale up and reliability
* completion of the registry and other components needed for a quality beta test of the VERCE platform
Date and time:
Thursday, 25 April, 2013 - 11:00
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France
Grids and clouds are providing robust infrastructures for scientific applications. However, the wider take-up of these technologies have been limited for a long time due to the lack of user friendly interfaces that enable e-scientists to get transparent access to these platforms.
Science gateways are frameworks (or toolsets) which incorporate applications, data and tools to enable running applications on Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs) in a user friendly and intuitive way.
The turbulent global digital-data revolution is delivering a bonanza of research opportunities. In most disciplines these promise significant advances in understanding, but today we have to invest unsustainable amounts of intellectual effort and energy to obtain those advances because our conceptual tools and their supporting technology have not yet grown to meet the challenge of data wealth. The talk reviews some of the ways in which we can sharpen our data-intensive tools and discuss early experiences in several application areas.
Within the EC project VERCE (Virtual Earthquake and seismology Research Community in Europe e-science environment) one of the challenges is providing to the scientists a framework that allows the integration of their scientific code within a streaming workflow system. In this context, the distribution of the data and the computational resources accessible during the execution of the workflow will definitely make the validation, reproducibility and traceability of the results more complicated.
The VERCE project has several vacancies at the moment:
- R&D Scientific Software Research Engineer at IPGP for Verce at IPGP (France)
- 2 System and Platform Integration Engineers for Verce at Paris and Grenoble (FR)
- Software developer at ORFEUS
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) hosts the seismological archives ORFEUS. We work with the ORFEUS group directed by Dr Torild van Eck and our colleagues Alessandro Spinuso and Luca Trani on the ENVRI and VERCE projects. We previously worked with them and Liverpool Univresity on the RAPIDSeis project.