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CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies

Synergistically Advancing CyberGIS


and HydroInformatics in the Era of
Big Compute and Data
Shaowen Wang
CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies
CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory
Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science (Primary)
Department of Computer Science
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3rd CUAHSI Conference on Hydroinformatics
July 15, 2015, Tuscaloosa, AL

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Big
Data

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Cray System & Storage cabinets: >300


Compute nodes: >25,000
Usable Storage Bandwidth: >1 TB/s
System Memory: >1.5 Petabytes
Memory per core module: 4 GB
Gemin Interconnect Topology: 3D Torus
Usable Storage: >25 Petabytes

Wen-mei Hwu (2012)

Peak performance: >11.5 Petaflops


Number of AMD processors: >49,000
Number of AMD x86 core module: >380,000
Number of NVIDIA GPUs: >3,000

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Projection of Future Supercomputers

Jack Dongarra (2013)


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What is GIS?

Systems
Science
Services
Society
Synthesis
Geo and spatial are
special

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http://www.oxera.com/Oxera/media/Oxera/download
s/reports/What-is-the-economic-impact-of-Geoservices_1.pdf

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Big Data
Big Compute
Big Collaboration
Big Problems

Wang, S., and Zhu, X-G. (2008) Coupling Cyberinfrastructure and Geographic Information Systems to
Empower Ecological and Environmental Research. BioScience, 58 (2): 94-95

Wang, S. (2010) A CyberGIS Framework for the Synthesis of Cyberinfrastructure, GIS, and Spatial Analysis.
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100(3): 535-557
Wright, D.J. and Wang, S. (2011) The Emergence of Spatial Cyberinfrastructure. Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences, 108 (14): 54885491
Wang, S., Wilkins-Diehr, N. R., and Nyerges, T. L. (2012) CyberGIS Toward Synergistic Advancement of
Cyberinfrastructure and GIScience: A Workshop Summary. Journal of Spatial Information Science, 4: 125-148
Wang, S. (2013) CyberGIS: Blueprint for Integrated and Scalable Geospatial Software Ecosystems.
International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27(11): 2119-2121
Liu, Y.Y., Padmanabhan, A., and Wang, S. (2015) CyberGIS Gateway for Enabling Data-Rich Geospatial
Research and Education. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 27(2): 395-407

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Transformational

CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies

CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies

CyberGIS + Hydroinformatics
Geospatial &
Hydro Sciences

Big
Data &
Compute

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Collaborative Work with David Tarboton


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Geospatial Discovery and Innovation

CyberGIS
Toolkit
CyberGI
S
Gateway
GISolve
Middleware

R O G E R
www.ncsa.illinois.edu/
BlueWaters/

www.opensciencegrid.org
http://cybergis.illinois.edu

www.xsede.org
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CyberGIS Supercomputer ROGER


(Resourcing Open Geospatial Education and Research)
~6 petabytes of raw disk storage with high input/output (I/O)
bandwidth
Solid-state drives for applications demanding high dataaccess performance
Advanced graphics processing units for exploiting massive
parallelism in geospatial data and computing
Interactive visualization supported with a high-speed network
and dynamically provisioned cloud computing resource
NSF MRI: Acquisition of a National CyberGIS Facility for Computing- and Data-Intensive
Geospatial Research and Education
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NSF CyberGIS Software Project


~$4.4 million, Year: 2010-2016
Principal Investigator
Shaowen Wang

Chair of the Science Advisory Committee


Michael Goodchild

Co-Principal Investigators
Luc Anselin
Budhendra Bhaduri
Timothy Nyerges
Nancy Wilkins-Diehr

Project Manager
Anand Padmanabhan

Senior Personnel
Michael Goodchild
Sergio Rey
Marc Snir
E. Lynn Usery
Industrial Partner: Esri
Steve Kopp and Dawn Wright

Project Staff
ASU: Wenwen Li and Rob Pahle
ORNL: Ranga Raju Vatsavai
SDSC: Choonhan Youn
UIUC: Yan Liu and Anand
Padmanabhan
USGS: Mike Finn
Graduate and undergraduate students

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CyberGIS Gateway

gateway.cybergis.org | sandbox.cybergis.org

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CyberGIS Gateway Broad Approach


Lowering Entry Door to CyberGIS Analytics

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GISolve Middleware

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www.cigi.illinois.edu/dokuwiki/doku.php/projects/gisolve/index

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CyberGIS Toolkit

cybergis.cigi.uiuc.edu/cyberGISwiki/doku.php/ct

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CyberGIS Communities
Science and Technology Communities

Advanced cyberinfrastructure
Climate change impact assessment
Emergency management
Geographic information science
Geography and spatial sciences
Geosciences
Hydrology and environmental sciences
Social sciences
Etc.

User Communities

Biologists
Geographers
Geoscientists
Social scientists
General public
Broad GIS users
Etc.

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Scientific Frontiers and Applications

Wright, D.J. and Wang, S. 2011. The Emergence of Spatial Cyberinfrastructure.


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108 (14): 54885491
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Science of CyberGIS
Integration
o
o
o
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Science of Data
Science of complex systems
Science of information
Science of computation

Scalability
Reliability
o Quality of services

Accessibility
o User interfaces

Reproducibility
Interoperability
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Interoperating CyberGIS and HydroShare for Integrated


Food, Energy and Water Research

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UCGIS creates and supports communities of


practice for GIScience research, education,
and policy endeavors in higher education and
with allied institutions. We are the professional
hub for the academic GIS community
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Acknowledgments

Federal Agencies

National Science Foundation


ACI-1429699
ACI-1443080
ACI-1047916
BCS-0846655
EAR-1239603
IIS-1354329
TeraGrid/XSEDE SES070004
US Geological Survey (USGS)

Industry

Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)


John Deere
Nvidia
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Thanks!
Comments / Questions?
Email: shaowen@illinois.edu

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