A scalable Cloud-based system for data-intensive spatial analysis
RO Sinnott, W Voorsluys
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2016
Advances in Cloud computing technology and the availability of affordable and easy to use Cloud services are enabling a multitude of scientific applications to use these resources as primary or secondary computing infrastructure. The urban and built environment research domain is one area that can benefit greatly from Cloud computing. The global population growth and increase in the size and population of cities raise many challenges for governments, planners and researchers alike. The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN—http://www.aurin.org.au) project has been tasked with developing an advanced platform (e-Infrastructure) across Australia to tackle these challenges. The..View full abstract
The AURIN project is funded through the Australian Education Investment Fund SuperScience initiative. The project began in July 2010 and is due to run to mid-2015. We gratefully acknowledge their support and the wider research community on their feedback. We are grateful to the rest of the AURIN team including those within the Melbourne eResearch Group (Dr. Glenn Jayaputera, Philip Greenwood, Luca Morandini, Dr. Ivo Widjaja, Sulman Sarwar, Dr. Marcos Nino-Ruiz, Dr. Hossein Pursultani, Christopher Bayliss, Ghazal Nogoorani, Gerson Galang, Andrew Bromage, Daghan Acay, DavisMarques, Rosana Rabanal), those within the AURIN Office (Jack Barton, Xavier Goldie, Chis Pettit, Bob Stimson, Stewart Wallace) and the wider network of AURIN collaborators. Map tiles in figures by Stamen Design (stamen.com) under CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0).