FIU CIARA and the collaborative Open Science Data Cloud (OSDC) at Super Computing Conference 2012


Center for Internet Augmented Research & Assessment (CIARA) at Florida International University participated in 2012 Super Computing Conference held in Salt Lake City,November 12 – 15, 2012 with collaborative Open Science Data Cloud (OSDC).

For 24 years, SC has been at the forefront in gathering the best and brightest minds in supercomputing together, with unparalleled technical papers, tutorials, posters and speakers. The goal of Supercomputing Conference every year is to present the most competitive and up-to date knowledge the industry has to offer.


Super Computing Conference SC12

The Center for Internet Augmented Research & Assessment (CIARA) at Florida International University participated in Super Computing Conference SC12 at Utah in collaboration with the Open Science Data Cloud (OSDC), a project of the Open Cloud Consortium (OCC). The OSDC is a distributed facility that spans four data centers connected by 10G networks. Two data centers are in Chicago, one at Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC), and one at the AMPATH facility in Miami.

Current Application involved in OSDC are: Genomics(Bionimbus, modENCODE ),Earth and Science Data( Matsu ),Digital Humanity(Bookworm), and more. The OSDC manages a petabyte (PB) of data for researchers and operates a PB-scale Eucalyptus, OpenStack, and Hadoop-based infrastructure so that researchers can compute over their data. It provides tools to upload and analyze datasets, integrate data from research collaborators, and integrate their data with public data for analysis.

In the recent years, data intensive programming using Hadoop and MapReduce has become increasing important.  The OSDC combines OpenFlow (OF) enabled switches and a modified Hadoop JobTracker that is OpenFlow aware in order to improve the performance of Hadoop.  At SC12 a live demo quantified the performance of Hadoop-OFE running on a wide area network.

The student/faculty/scientist research teams supported by the NSF funded Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) help develop large-scale distributed computing capabilities data and, State-of-the-art services for integrating, analyzing, sharing and archiving scientific data. The Open Science Data Cloud PIRE project provides international research and education experiences through training and study at universities and research institutes around the world with leading scientists in the field of computing.

The OSDC PIRE project goal is to increase the participant’s expertise in managing and analyzing scientific data.  The creation of a strong cadre of researchers with a global perspective on scientific data management will support research endeavors in many other areas vital to the US. International Collaboration. Applications for summer 2013 are currently being accepted. Click here to apply.

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