Using Digital Library Technology to support Data-Intensive Computing

Reagan Moore
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).