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A parallel-processing approach to computing for the geographic sciences; applications and systems enhancements

Open-File Report 2001-465

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Abstract

The overarching goal of this project is to build a spatially distributed infrastructure for information science research by forming a team of information science researchers and providing them with similar hardware and software tools to perform collaborative research. Four geographically distributed Centers of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are developing their own clusters of low-cost, personal computers into parallel computing environments that provide a costeffective way for the USGS to increase participation in the high-performance computing community. Referred to as Beowulf clusters, these hybrid systems provide the robust computing power required for conducting information science research into parallel computing systems and applications.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A parallel-processing approach to computing for the geographic sciences; applications and systems enhancements
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2001-465
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
89 p.