Geographic Grid-Computing and HPC empowering Dynamical Visualisation for Geoscientific Information Systems
ISSN der Zeitschrift
Grid service engineering and management – the 4th international conference on grid service engineering and management – GSEM 2007
Regular Research Papers
Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V.
This paper gives an overview of the potential of the cur- rent implementation of portable components for Geoscientific Information Systems (GIS) within the GISIG actmap-project. The computing problems addressed are multifold and for the first time presented here: With Active Source having extended the framework for conventional GIS, new features have been enabled like the use of Grid Computing and clus- ter resources, dynamical visualisation, and High Performance Computing (HPC) in order to be used for Geographic Grid Computing. Base of scientific content can for example be geophysical information like environmental or seismological data, geographical and spatial information using Geographic Data Infrastructures (GDI), as well as data from industrial, economic, cultural, and social sources. An integrated solution for moni- toring, accounting, billing supporting the geo-information market can be incorporated into this context. An outlook is given for Geographic Grid Computing e.g. for the extended use of Web Services and GDI in the future.