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The ATLSS Model Interface is an application to provide access for biologists and natural resource agency stakeholders to computationally intense ecological models developed by the ATLSS project. The ATLSS models are used as part of the evaluation process of alternative potential restoration regimes under the ongoing Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. The Model Interface allows for on-demand execution of models, with the ability to modify critical parameters through a web-based interface. NetSolve manages model placement and execution across several computer clusters and SMPs.


IBP provides movement of large input and output data files between locations. The Model Interface relieves the stakeholders of the necessity to acquire the hardware capabilities required to run the models and the associated software and model management, thereby moving one step closer to providing realistic computational ecological modeling for the masses.
ATLSS
from TIEM

BRIN-PR The University of Puerto Rico (UPR), as host institution, with the endorsement of the Puerto Rico IDeA Committee, and sponsored by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) of the NIH has created the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks in Puerto Rico (BRIN-PR) Program. The BRIN-PR has been establish to enhance and strengthen the scientific infrastructure and research competitiveness of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in three specific research areas deemed to be key to advance Puerto Rico's biomedical and behavioral research capacity

Guy Cormier, UPR-BRIN Bioinformatics Core Director, in Puerto Rico uses LoCI infrastructure for his research.
BRIN
from UPR


The Czech Republic's MetaCenter project was enhanced during 2003 by a new project called Distributed Data Storage (DiDaS), which incorporates new distributed storage based on the Internet Backplane Protocol (IBP). Such storage infrastructure is efficiently used for distributed computing that processes large volumes of data. The two pilot groups formed to test the system use it heavily for distributed video processing of lecture recordings and neurosurgical operations. By the first quarter of 2004, the DiDaS project has built several IBP depots distributed across various locations in the Czech Republic with a total of more than 7TB of storage.
DiDaS

from Czech Republic's MetaCenter

The Digital Video Working Group's (GTVD) purpose is to implement an infrastructure, throughout the RNP2 network, that provides support for digital video manipulation applications.


Poised to be one of two systems adopted as a standard service for the RNP, the overlay network devised by the GTVD relies on both the use of IBP depots and LoRS-enabled user tools for digital video transport. The IBP depots are installed along with the video servers at each of RNP's PoPs. The integration allows the system to take advantage of the aggregated idle storage resources and high-performance of transfers, two key characteristics for digital video services.
GTVD over RNP
from Lavid

Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. It is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Ibiblio is a diverse and expansive collection of information on the Internet, created and maintained by the public, for the public. It is the ultimate collection of freely available information, the future of Internet librarianship

ibiblio uses the I2-DSI tools to offload traffic from their server by channelizing and publishing their popular content on I2-DSI nodes."
ibibilio
from UNC

NetSolve NetSolve is a project that aims to bring together disparate computational resources connected by computer networks. It is a RPC based client/agent/server system that allows one to remotely access both hardware and software components.

IBP is incorporated into the current version of the software in an effort to logistically store data in storage depots convenient to NetSolve servers that will run computations on them. This integration allows users to allocate, destroy, read and write data objects to remote storage devices, via IBP, and then point NetSolve servers to these devices to find data to use in computations. The user can thus run computations on remote data and retrieve only the pertinent portion of the output.
NetSolve
from ICL
ICL

The Network Weather Service is a distributed system that periodically monitors and dynamically forecasts the performance various network and computational resources can deliver over a given time interval. The service operates a distributed set of performance sensors (network monitors, CPU monitors, etc.) from which it gathers readings of the instantaneous conditions. It then uses numerical models to generate forecasts of what the conditions will be for a given time frame. We think of this functionality as being analogous to weather forecasting, and as such, the system inherits its name.

The ExNode download tools use Network Weather Service (NWS) tools to select the copy with the highest throughput at that moment when choosing which copy to download.
NWS
from UCSB

SInRG stands for Scalable Intracampus Research Grid. The Goal of the SInRG project is to create an infrastructure for interdisciplinary research on the University of Tennessee campus, which is a smaller-scale testbed for the emerging national and international computational grids.


LoRS tools and IBP have been integrated into SInRG software to help data movement in applications.
SInRG
from UTK

The goal of the Condor Project is to develop, implement, deploy, and evaluate mechanisms and policies that support High Throughput Computing (HTC) on large collections of distributively owned computing resources. As one of the software projects conducted by Condor Team, Stork project, a Scheduler for Data Placement Activities in Grid, is to make data placement activities "first class citizens" in the Grid just like the computational jobs. Data placement jobs will be queued, scheduled, monitored, managed, and even check-pointed. More importantly, those jobs will be made sure that they complete successfully without any human interaction.


LoCI group is cooperating with Condor Group to automate the process of moving huge amount of data between IBP depots following a certain level of data moving dependency. Stork Technology can also help to improve the fault-tolerance ability of this process.
Stork
from Condor

TAMONOIR TAMANOIR is a complete framework that allows users to deploy easily and maintain distributed active routers on wide area networks. In "active" networking, routers within the network can perform computations on user data flowing through them, and users can change the behaviour of the network, by supplying their own programs, called services, to perform these computations.

In this context a service has been designed to integrate the powerful functionalities of an IBP depot. Currently, IBP is used to cache the starting of a data stream until the required service is installed. Future interactions will cover reliable multicast of multimedia applications.
TAMANOIR
from RESAM
RESAM

The Terascale Supernova Initiative (TSI) is a multidisciplinary collaboration of one national lab and eight universities to develop models for core collapse supernovae and enabling technologies in radiation transport, radiation hydrodynamics, nuclear structure, linear systems and eigenvalue solution, and collaborative visualization.

TSI uses logistical networking to manage and move their terabyte-sized datasets by taking advantage of shared storage near the supercomputers where they run simulations as well as in the campuses where they analyze and visualize the results. TSI also publishes their results using LoDN to give collaborators and other interested parties fast access.
TSI
from ORNL
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