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Evaluating Cloud Computing in the Proposed NASA DESDynI Ground Data SystemThe proposed NASA Deformation, Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics of Ice (DESDynI) mission would be a first-of-breed endeavor that would fundamentally change the paradigm by which Earth Science data systems at NASA are built. DESDynI is evaluating a distributed architecture where expert science nodes around the country all engage in some form of mission processing and data archiving. This is compared to the traditional NASA Earth Science missions where the science processing is typically centralized. What's more, DESDynI is poised to profoundly increase the amount of data collection and processing well into the 5 terabyte/day and tens of thousands of job range, both of which comprise a tremendous challenge to DESDynI's proposed distributed data system architecture. In this paper, we report on a set of architectural trade studies and benchmarks meant to inform the DESDynI mission and the broader community of the impacts of these unprecedented requirements. In particular, we evaluate the benefits of cloud computing and its integration with our existing NASA ground data system software called Apache Object Oriented Data Technology (OODT). The preliminary conclusions of our study suggest that the use of the cloud and OODT together synergistically form an effective, efficient and extensible combination that could meet the challenges of NASA science missions requiring DESDynI-like data collection and processing volumes at reduced costs.
Document ID
20120007449
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Tran, John J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Cinquini, Luca (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Mattmann, Chris A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Zimdars, Paul A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Cuddy, David T. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Leung, Kon S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kwoun, Oh-Ig (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Crichton, Dan (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Freeborn, Dana (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 2011
Publication Information
Publication: International Conference on Software Engineering Proceedings
Subject Category
Documentation and Information Science
Meeting Information
International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ''11)(Honolulu, HI)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Benchmark
Deformation, Ecosystem Structure and
Object Oriented Data Technology
Cloud Computing