|Long Title:||SwissEx integration in SMSCG|
Eidg. Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft (WSL)
|Project Leader:||S. Maffioletti|
|gsnwoapck||Gsnowpack has been deployed at the university of Zurich in production mode to periodically fetch and generate plots from data collect from a set of authorized IMIS stations. It is running in production since April 2013. The access to the automatically generated plots is only available to SLF members, for data privacy reasons|
|gregrid||gregrid (and gsnwoapck) is part of the GC3Pie library package|
|Application of large-scale computing infrastructure for diverse environmental research applications using GC3Pie||Publication by S. Maffioletti, N. Dawes, M. Bavay, S. Sarni, and M. Lehning.Presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013 Vienna, Austria. 07-12 April 2013.|
The SwissEx integration project has established a first collaborative step between the SwissExperiment community and the SMSCG infrastructure. It has showed and demonstrated that the SMSCG infrastructure, as well as the Academic Cloud infrastructure, could be lever by the SwissExperiment community to support a large variety of environmental science computational and data processing usecases. In particular, the project has established afirst simulation model that allows to analyze and plot meteorological data from a set of geographically distributed stations. Another implemented usecase is the re-gridding model that allows to generate plots from a set of CFD data.
The implemented usecases gsnowpack and gregrid are available for the SwissExperiment user communities;
these are tools that allows to easily analyze and generate plot images from various type
of reference data while leveraging a scalable cloud-based computational infrastructure.
End-users are no-longer restricted by the availability of their local resources and can also plan more fine-grained analysis, that normally requires a substantial number of computational resources. Research groups that are now levering the services from the SwissExperiment project, will also have the possibility of enabling additional usecases taking full benefit from this collaborative model.
Application support will be provided by UZH/GC3 as part of their support to the GC3Pie application collection while user support will be provided by the SwissExperiment team.
SwissExperiment aims to provide the common access point for Swiss environmental data and state-of-the-art analysis tools. In a world of rapidly progressing data access technology, SwissExperiment will keep the Swiss environmental sciences at the forefront of data collection, but more importantly of data management and exploitation.
The SwissEx integration project aims to evaluate how the SwissExperiment project can lever the SMSCG infrastructure for centralized data archival and for computing pipelines; for this two selected usecases from the SwissExperiment project will be enabled and ported on the SMSCG infrastructure. The project will provide a reliable and scalable model for future exploitations.
Effort for integration of the SwissExperiment infrastructure will be divided in the following tasks:
All the software components developed in the proposed project will be placed under public licences (e.g. GPL or apache2).