The 2009 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS'09)
June 21-24, 2009, Leipzig, Germany

HPCS 2009 DEMO SESSIONS

 DEMO II

 Data Management for eScience at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change

 S. Fiore, A. Negro, S. Vadacca, G. Aloisio
Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC)
Italy
{sandro.fiore, alessandro.negro, salvatore.vadacca, giovanni.aloisio}@cmcc.it

ABSTRACT
This demonstration proposes the Data management architecture/infrastructure at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC). The demo will show how scientists at CMCC can carry out search and discovery activity as well as metadata management, data visualization, data access, etc. in a secure and transparent way.

OUTLINE
The main goal of this work is to provide a complete, secure and transparent climate data/metadata management. The proposed architecture exploits several services and components: (i) the GRelC Data Access and Integration Service solution for metadata management/access, (ii) OPeNDAP/THREDDS for data access and metadata browsing, (iii) Integrated Data Viewer and Godiva2 for data visualization. Moreover, scientists and researchers can access to the whole CMCC data production, throught the CMCC Data Distribution Centre, the data portal available at the Centre.

RESULTS AND IMPACT
CMCC data management results are:

Main impact relates to the transparent access to the CMCC digital library for climate change. Quantitative information are connected with the available amount of data (at the moment, just few Terabytes of climate data), CMCC sites acting as data/metadata providers (3 main sites) and users (CMCC community currently using the provided data management system, about 50 users). Qualitative information are related to the secure, transparent, efficient and robust access to the entire CMCC data production activity.

Important related works in this area are: ESG, C3Grid and Nerc Data Grid projects. Future work will be related to automatic ingestion of metadata, increasing amount of available datasets and a richer environment from the data analysis tools point of view.

REFERENCES

  1. S. Fiore, S. Vadacca, A. Negro, G. Aloisio, Data Issues at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change to appear in Journal of Earth Science Informatics, Ed. Springer.
  2. S. Fiore, S. Vadacca, A. Negro, G. Aloisio, Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change Data Grid Proceedings of DAPSYS 2008 - September 3-5, 2008 - Debrecen, Hungary - pp. 61-74
  3. GRelC. (2007). Grid Relational Catalog Project. Retrieved February 7, 2009, from: http://grelc.unile.it/home.php
PRESENTER
Mr. Salvatore Vadacca
, Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC), Italy
Dr. Sandro Fiore, Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC), Italy

BIOGRAPHIES
Salvatore Vadacca was born in Galatina (LE) in 1982. He received summa cum laude bachelor and master degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Lecce, Italy in 2003 and 2006, respectively. His research interests include data management; distributed, peer-to-peer and grid computing; as well as web design and development and social networks. Since 2003, he has been a team member of the GRelC Project. In 2006 he joined the Scientific Computing and Operations division of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) in Lecce, Italy. Since April 2008 he's enrolled as a Ph.D. student in Interdisciplinary Sciences and Technologies at the ISUFI, Lecce. He is a member of ACM and IEEE.

Sandro Fiore was born in Galatina (LE) in 1976. He received a summa cum laude Laurea degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Lecce (Italy) in 2001, as well as a PhD degree in Computer Engineering on Innovative Materials and Technologies from the ISUFI-University of Lecce in 2004. Research activities focus on parallel and distributed computing, specifically on advanced grid data management. Since 2001, he is the Project Principal Investigator of the Grid Relational Catalog project (www.grelc.unile.it). Since June 2006, he leads the Advanced Data Management Research Group at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) in Lecce (Italy). He is author and co-author of more than 50 papers in refereed books/journals/proceedings on parallel and grid computing and holds a patent on advanced data management. He is a Member of ACM.