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pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 163, Issue 11–12, pp 2281–2296 | Cite as

iSERVO: Implementing the International Solid Earth Research Virtual Observatory by Integrating Computational Grid and Geographical Information Web Services

  • Mehmet Aktas
  • Galip Aydin
  • Andrea Donnellan
  • Geoffrey Fox
  • Robert Granat
  • Lisa Grant
  • Greg Lyzenga
  • Dennis McLeod
  • Shrideep Pallickara
  • Jay Parker
  • Marlon PierceEmail author
  • John Rundle
  • Ahmet Sayar
  • Terry Tullis
Article

Abstract

We describe the goals and initial implementation of the International Solid Earth Virtual Observatory (iSERVO). This system is built using a Web Services approach to Grid computing infrastructure and is accessed via a component-based Web portal user interface. We describe our implementations of services used by this system, including Geographical Information System (GIS)-based data grid services for accessing remote data repositories and job management services for controlling multiple execution steps. iSERVO is an example of a larger trend to build globally scalable scientific computing infrastructures using the Service Oriented Architecture approach. Adoption of this approach raises a number of research challenges in millisecond-latency message systems suitable for internet-enabled scientific applications. We review our research in these areas.

Keywords

Web Services computing web portals computational grids grid computing earthquake simulation 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet Aktas
    • 1
  • Galip Aydin
    • 1
  • Andrea Donnellan
    • 2
  • Geoffrey Fox
    • 3
  • Robert Granat
    • 4
  • Lisa Grant
    • 5
  • Greg Lyzenga
    • 6
  • Dennis McLeod
    • 7
  • Shrideep Pallickara
    • 1
  • Jay Parker
    • 8
  • Marlon Pierce
    • 9
    Email author
  • John Rundle
    • 10
  • Ahmet Sayar
    • 1
  • Terry Tullis
    • 11
  1. 1.Community Grids LabIndiana UniversityBloomington
  2. 2.NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.Community Grids Laboratory, Departments of Computer Science, Physics, and School of InformaticsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  4. 4.NASA JPLPasadena
  5. 5.Environmental Analysis and DesignUniversity of California-IrvineIrvineUSA
  6. 6.NASA JPLPasadena
  7. 7.University of Southern CaliforiaLos Angeles
  8. 8.NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaUSA
  9. 9.Community Grids LaboratoryIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  10. 10.Department of PhysicsUniversity of California-DavisDavisUSA
  11. 11.Department of Geological SciencesBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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