Parallel watershed and hdyrodynamic models

Project ID
FG-166
Project Categories
Non-Life Science
NSF Grant Number
1014693
NSF Grant URL
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1014693
Completed
Abstract
This project will develop a decision support tool for enhanced understanding and managing flow and water quality in streams and reservoir in the Eagle Creek watershed. The project uses computationally intensive simulation models, and requires the use of distributed computing for solving complex environmental problems in a tractable manner. Additionally, these models are also being used to visualize and design solutions via a web-based interface, which requires on-demand use of computational resources to implement these simulation models. hence, the use of cloud computing will be explored for this purpose.
Use of FutureSystems
The project uses computationally intensive simulation models, and requires the use of distributed computing for solving complex environmental problems in a tractable manner. Additionally, these models are also being used to visualize and design solutions via a web-based interface, which requires on-demand use of computational resources to implement these simulation models. hence, the use of cloud computing will be explored for this purpose.
Scale of Use
Variable. We cannot estimate the usage as of now.