Publications

2014

Improving Processes for User Support in e-Science

Hashim I. Chunpir, Thomas Ludwig (2014): Improving Processes for User Support in e-Science. IEEE eScience 2014 Conference - Works in Progress session

Reviewing the governance structure of end-user support in e-Science infrastructures

Hashim I. Chunpir, Thomas Ludwig (2014): Reviewing the governance structure of end-user support in e-Science infrastructures. –INFORMATIK-2014 Beyond Data (2014).

A snap-shot of user support services in Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF): a use case of climate cyberinfrastructure

Hashim Iqbal Chunpir, Thomas Ludwig, A. Badewi: A snap-shot of user support services in Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF): a use case of climate cyberinfrastructure. 2nd International Conference on Human Side of Service Engineering, an associate conference of 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), 2014

User Support System in the Complex Environment

Hashim Iqbal Chunpir, Amgad Ali Badewi, Thomas Ludwig: User Support System in the Complex Environment. HCI (11) 2014: 392-402

Using Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) in Understanding Current User-Support Scenario in the Climate Science Domain of Cyber-Infrastructures

Hashim Iqbal Chunpir, Thomas Ludwig, Amgad Ali Badewi: Using Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) in Understanding Current User-Support Scenario in the Climate Science Domain of Cyber-Infrastructures.HCI (10) 2014: 495-506

2013

ESGF Fact Sheet

The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) peer-to-peer enterprise system is an interagency and international effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy, and co-funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, as well as international laboratories including the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, the German Climate Computing Centre, the Australian National University/National Computational Infrastructure, and the British Atmospheric Data Center.

ESGF R&D100 2013

The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF, esgf.org) is an international collaboration for the software that powers most global climate change research, notably assessments by the International Panel on Climate Change. The portal below is for the Program for Climate Modeling Diagnosis and Intercomparison at Livermore, one of dozens federated around the world.

2009

Lessons learned from moving Earth System Grid data sets over a 20 Gbps wide-area network

In this paper, we report on obstacles overcome and the key lessons learned in moving a small portion (10 TB) of the multimodel Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 3 data set used in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report from three sources—the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)—to the 2009 Supercomputing conference (SC09) show floor in Portland, Oregon.

Experience Report on the Supercomputing 2009 Bandwidth Challenge from the Perspective of the Earth System Grid

The Supercomputing 2009 (SC09) Bandwidth Challenge entry titled, “High Performance GridFTP Transport of Earth System Grid (ESG) Data,” demonstrated high-performance GridFTP transport of climate data from multiple Department of Energy laboratories to the targeted SC09 showroom floor. The transferred multi-terabyte data consisted of a small portion of the multi-model Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 3 (CMIP-3) data set used in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).

The Earth System Grid: Enabling Access to Multi-Model Climate Simulation Data

History and impact of the Earth System Grid on the Climate Community. (BAMS Report published February 2009.) D N Williams, R Ananthakrishnan, D E Bernholdt, S Bharathi, D Brown, M Chen, A L Chervenak, L Cinquini, R Drach, I T Foster, P Fox, D Fraser, J Garcia, S Hankin, P Jones, D E Middleton, J Schwidder, R Schweitzer, R Schuler, A Shoshani, F Siebenlist, A Sim, W G Strand, M Su, N. Wilhelmi, “The Earth System Grid: Enabling Access to Multi-Model Climate Simulation Data”, in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, February 2009.

2008

The Planet at Their Fingertips: Climate Modeling Data Heats Up

Overview of the importance of the Earth System Grid to the Climate Community (Upcoming SciDAC Review Article).
D. N. Williams, R. Ananthakrishnan, D. E. Bernholdt, S. Bharathi, D. Brown, M. Chen, A. L. Chervenak, L. Cinquini, R. Drach, I. T. Foster, P. Fox, S. Hankin, V. E. Henson, P. Jones, D. E. Middleton, J. Schwidder, R. Schweitzer, R. Schuler, A Shoshani, F. Siebenlist, A. Sim, W. G. Strand, N. Wilhelmi, M. Su, “The Planet at Their Fingertips: Climate Modeling Data Heats Up”, in the SciDAC Review Magazine, Issue 9, Spring 2009.

Extreme Scale Computing Workshop

Joint Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) and the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) on challenges in climate change science and the role of computing at the extreme scale. December, 2008.

Data Management and Analysis for the Earth System Grid

Overview of climate data management challenges and server-side analysis in ESG (SciDAC 2008 Conference).
D. N. Williams, R. Ananthakrishnan, D. E. Bernholdt, S. Bharathi, D. Brown, M. Chen, A. L. Chervenak, L. Cinquini, R. Drach, I. T. Foster, P. Fox, S. Hankin, V. E. Henson, P. Jones, D. E. Middleton, J. Schwidder, R. Schweitzer, R. Schuler, A Shoshani, F. Siebenlist, A. Sim, W. G. Strand, N. Wilhelmi, M. Su, “Data Management and Analysis for the Earth System Grid”, in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series, SciDAC ‘08 conference proceedings, volume 125. ([Citation:] D N Williams et al 2008 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 125 012072)

Web Enabled Collaborative Climate Visualization in the Earth System Grid

Kendall, W.; Glatter, M.; Jian Huang; Hoffman, F.; Bernholdt, D.E.; Collaborative Technologies and Systems, 2008. CTS 2008. International Symposium on 19-23 May 2008 Page(s):212 - 220

Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee and Biological and Environmental Advisory Committee

Prepared Joint ASCAC-BERAC Subcommittee report on computational and informational technology rate limiters to the advancement of climate change science. March, 2008

2007

Computational and Informational technology rate limiters to the advancement of climate change science

A short overview of ESG-CET in the CTWatch Quarterly November 2007 special issue on Software Enabling Technologies for Petascale Science.
Dean N. Williams, David E. Bernholdt, Ian T. Foster, Don E. Middleton, “The Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies: Enabling Community Access to Petascale Climate Datasets”, in the Cyberinfrastructure Technology Watch (CTWatch) Quarterly, November 2007, vol 3 number 4.

BER Science Network Requirements

Report on the Biological and Environmental Research Network Requirements Workshop. The Earth System Grid network requirements are location in section 2.3 on page 12. July 2007

Building a global federation system for climate change research: the Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET)

An overview of the ESG-CET project written for the SciDAC 2007 conference.
R Ananthakrishnan, D E Bernholdt, S Bharathi, D Brown, M Chen, A L Chervenak, L Cinquini, R Drach, I T Foster, P Fox, D Fraser, K Halliday, S Hankin, P Jones, C Kesselman, D E Middleton, J Schwidder, R Schweitzer, R Schuler, A Shoshani, F Siebenlist, A Sim, W G Strand, N. Wilhelmi, M Su, and D N Williams, “Building a Global Federation System for Climate Change Research: The Earth System Grid Center for Enabling Technologies (ESG-CET)”, in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series, SciDAC ’07 conference proceedings. ([Citation]: R Ananthakrishnan et al 2007 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 78 012050)