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Information Power Grid: Distributed High-Performance Computing and Large-Scale Data Management for Science and EngineeringThe term "Grid" refers to distributed, high performance computing and data handling infrastructure that incorporates geographically and organizationally dispersed, heterogeneous resources that are persistent and supported. The vision for NASN's Information Power Grid - a computing and data Grid - is that it will provide significant new capabilities to scientists and engineers by facilitating routine construction of information based problem solving environments / frameworks that will knit together widely distributed computing, data, instrument, and human resources into just-in-time systems that can address complex and large-scale computing and data analysis problems. IPG development and deployment is addressing requirements obtained by analyzing a number of different application areas, in particular from the NASA Aero-Space Technology Enterprise. This analysis has focussed primarily on two types of users: The scientist / design engineer whose primary interest is problem solving (e.g., determining wing aerodynamic characteristics in many different operating environments), and whose primary interface to IPG will be through various sorts of problem solving frameworks. The second type of user if the tool designer: The computational scientists who convert physics and mathematics into code that can simulate the physical world. These are the two primary users of IPG, and they have rather different requirements. This paper describes the current state of IPG (the operational testbed), the set of capabilities being put into place for the operational prototype IPG, as well as some of the longer term R&D tasks.
Document ID
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Johnston, William E.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Gannon, Dennis
(California Univ. Santa Cruz, CA United States)
Nitzberg, Bill
(MRJ Technology Solutions Moffett Field, CA United States)
Feiereisen, William
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2000
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Meeting Information
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 704-40-00
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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