Volume 5, Issue 1
Robinia: Scalable Framework for Data-Intensive Scientific Computing on Wide Area Network

Yang Gu ,  Guoqing Li ,  Quan Zou and Zhenchun Huang

Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod. B, 5 (2014), pp. 97-112

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  • Abstract

With the continuously growing data from scientific devices and models, data exploration becomes one of four kinds of scientific research paradigms. It leads to faster, larger-scale and more complex processing requirements, and parallelism is being more and more important for scientific data analyzing applications. But, because of troubles such as unstable wide-area network and heterogeneity among computing platforms, it is diffcult to create scalable parallel scientific applications, especially wide-area parallel applications which have to process big data from geographically distributed research institutes to enable complex data analysis for “great challenge problems”. In this paper, a data intensive computing framework named Robinia is proposed for exploiting parallelism among processing nodes over wide area network for data-intensive analysis on scientific big data. Robinia integrates distributed resources such as scientific data, processing algorithms, and storage services by a platform-independent framework; provides a unified execution environment for wide-area network based distributed spatial applications; and helps them exploit parallelism by a well-defined web-based programming interface. Experiments on prototype system and demo applications show that scientific analysis applications based on Robinia can achieve higher performance and better scalability by analyzing distributive stored big data over wide-area network such as Internet simultaneously.

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Published online: 2014-05

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