Workshop on High-Performance & Distributed Cyberinfrastructure for Polar Sciences: Applications, Requirements and Opportunities

Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center 
New Brunswick, New Jersey
December 4-5, 2014

This NSF funded workshop will bring together the  Polar Sciences community with High-Performance & Distributed Computing (HPDC) community  to collectively explore, examine and identify the opportunities and barriers in the use of HPDC techniques and resources to solve Polar Science research questions.

An illustrative, but not exhaustive set of questions that this workshop will address and expound upon are:
  • What is the current state-of-the-art of HPDC within the Polar Sciences community?
  • What are the main drivers of HPDC in the Polar Sciences? Which applications and groups have the potential to be significant users of HPDC tools and techniques?
  • What are the primary missing tools, services and capabilities that need development to enable the uptake of HPDC resources by new Polar Science communities and application types?
  • Which capabilities exist but are not currently used by the Polar Science community, and thus for which training and outreach activities are needed so as to facilitate their usage?
  • How can existing and future HPDC resources meet the dynamic, distributed and data-intensive needs of Polar Sciences? How can the Polar Science community influence and guide the future design of HPDC infrastructure?

Final Report can be found at: