Building Scientific Workflows for Earth System Modelling with Windows Workflow Foundation

  • Matthew J. Fairman
  • Andrew R. Price
  • Gang Xue
  • Marc Molinari
  • Denis A. Nicole
  • Timothy M. Lenton
  • Robert Marsh
  • Kenji Takeda
  • Simon J. Cox
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4489)

Abstract

The GENIE project has built a Grid enabled framework that facilitates the integration, execution and management of component models for the study of the Earth system over millennial timescales. The existing framework supports collaborative study of GENIE models across heterogeneous compute grids through scripted workflows in the Matlab environment. In this paper, Windows Workflow Foundation technologies are applied to demonstrate the benefits of an environment that provides rapid composition, event driven logic and reliable hosting of scientific workflows. These improvements are demonstrated through a parametric study of bi-stability of the oceanic thermohaline circulation in a GENIE model.

Keywords

Workflow GENIE Windows Workflow Foundation 

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Copyright information

© Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew J. Fairman
    • 1
  • Andrew R. Price
    • 1
  • Gang Xue
    • 1
  • Marc Molinari
    • 1
  • Denis A. Nicole
    • 2
  • Timothy M. Lenton
    • 3
  • Robert Marsh
    • 4
  • Kenji Takeda
    • 1
  • Simon J. Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.Microsoft Institute for High Performance Computing, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, SouthamptonUK
  2. 2.School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of SouthamptonUK
  3. 3.School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, NorwichUK
  4. 4.National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, SouthamptonUK

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