Campus-Scale High Performance Cyberinfrastructure for Data-Intensive Research

Dec 12, 2011, 12:30 pm1:30 pm
138 Lewis Science Library
Event Description
Speaker: Larry Smarr, UC - San Diego Campuses are experiencing an enormous increase in the quantity of data generated by scientific instruments and computational clusters and stored in massive data repositories.  The shared Internet, engineered to enable interaction with megabyte-sized data objects is not capable of dealing with the typical gigabytes to terabytes of modern scientific data.  Instead, a high performance cyberinfrastructure is emerging to support data-intensive research.  Fortunately, multi-channel optical fiber can support both the traditional internet and this new data utility. I will give examples of early prototypes which integrate data generation, transmission, storage, analysis, visualization, curation, and sharing, driven by applications as diverse as genomics, ocean observatories, and cosmology.