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General Information

  • Status: Pre-production
  • Start Date: 2013
  • End Date: -
  • EGI.eu contact: Diego Scardaci / diego.scardaci@egi.eu
  • External contact: Roberto Barbera / roberto.barbera@ct.infn.it, Giuseppe La Rocca / giuseppe.larocca@ct.infn.it, Riccardo Bruno / riccardo.bruno@ct.infn.it

Short Description

CHAIN-REDS is a FP7 project co-funded by the European Commission (DG CONNECT) aiming at promoting and supporting technological and scientific collaboration across different e-Infrastructures established and operated in various continents, in order to define a path towards a global e-Infrastructure ecosystem that will allow Virtual Research Communities (VRCs), research groups and even single researchers to access and efficiently use worldwide distributed resources (i.e., computing, storage, data, services, tools, applications).

The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model is a numerical weather prediction (NWP) system designed to serve both atmospheric research and operational forecasting needs. NWP refers to the simulation and prediction of the atmosphere with a computer model, and WRF is a set of software for this. WRF features two dynamical (computational) cores (or solvers), a data assimilation system, and a software architecture allowing for parallel computation and system extensibility. The model serves a wide range of meteorological applications across scales ranging from meters to thousands of kilometers.

Use Case

Aim of this use case is allowing the CHAIN-REDS Science Gateway to execute WRF jobs on the EGI Federated Cloud. The CHAIN-REDS Science Gateway adopted the Catania Science Gateway Framework (CSGF) to interact with the FedCloud. Indeed, the CSGF offers an OCCI connector that allows SGs and portals based on it to exploit the FedCloud resources.

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