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Feature - SURAgrid storms in to disaster prediction and planning

SURAgrid resources support a variety of applications involved in the SURA Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction program, including wave modeling and storm surge monitoring applications.
Image courtesy of OpenIOOS

If you’re studying genetic sequences, geostatics modeling, or the behavior of magnetic fields inside fusion reactors, then SURAgrid has something for you. And if you’re into wave modeling, storm surge monitoring and disaster prediction and planning, then you’ve certainly come to the right place.

A regional grid infrastructure with a combined computational capacity in excess of 12 Teraflops, SURAgrid is a program of the Southeastern Universities Research Association.

Now comprising more than 30 participating organizations, SURAgrid has evolved into a significant community, using shared computing resources to support research and education needs in the southeast of the U.S., with a strong focus on coastal and oceanic modeling and prediction.

SCOOPing the field of applications 

SURAgrid is closely aligned with the SURA Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction (SCOOP) program, which provides community-wide information services and technologies that advance the sciences of prediction and hazard planning for coastal populations in the U.S.

SURAgrid includes more than 30 participating organizations and has a computational capacity in excess of 12 Teraflops.
Images courtesy of SURAgrid

SURAgrid resources are currently supporting a variety of SCOOP component applications within the evolving Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), including: Storm-Surge Modeling with ADCIRC; Wave Modeling with Wave Watch 3; and the CH3D Storm Surge Monitoring System with a Virtual Grid Appliance.

SURAgrid also supports applications in other fields, such as CI-enabled bioinformatics and biomedical research and the development of grid-enabled teaching environments.

Adding to the SURAgrid pool 

Leveraging the corporate relationships of the SURA membership, SURA has developed SURAgrid industry partnerships with IBM and Dell to provide SURAgrid participants with access to aggressive discount programs on high performance computing hardware.

Systems purchased under these partnership programs are added to the SURAgrid pool, providing for sustainable growth.

SURAgrid is a community-developed Globus-based grid with a common point of access: the SURAgrid portal.

- Linda Akli, SURA


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