Using Digital Library Technology to support Data-Intensive Computing
Supercomputing Center, San Diego
The National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI)
is developing infrastructure to support publication of scientific data.
This requires software systems for persistent archival storage, distributed
data-handling, information discovery, and data presentation. These
elements constitute a digital library. I will discuss the approaches that
are being taken at SDSC to generalize digital library infrastructure,
including systems for integrating heterogeneous data resources, tools for
creating schemas for new data collections, and architectures for
collaborative examination of data.
Dr. Reagan W. Moore is Associate Director of Enabling Technologies at the San
Diego Supercomputer Center and an Adjunct Professor in the UCSD CSE department.
He coordinates research efforts in development of massive data analysis
systems, scientific data publication systems, and advanced visualization
systems. An ongoing research interest is support for information based
data-intensive computing. Moore is an active participant in NSF workshops
on digital libraries and Knowledge Networks. Recent publications include a
chapter on data-intensive computing in the book "The Grid: Blueprint for a
New Computing Infrastructure".
Moore has been at SDSC since its inception, initially being responsible for
operating system development. Prior to that he worked as a computational
plasma physicist at General Atomics on equilibrium and stability of
toroidal fusion devices. He has a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the
University of California, San Diego, (1978) and a B.S. in physics from the
California Institute of Technology (1967).