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The Power of the Cloud, and Global Risk Modelling in the Open

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The Power of the Cloud, and Global Risk Modelling in the Open

  1. 1. There is a lot that happens aroundthe world we cannot control. Wecannot stop earthquakes, we cannotprevent droughts, and we cannotprevent all conflict, but when weknow where the hungry, the homelessand the sick exist, then we canhelp. - Jan Schakowsky
  2. 2. THE POWER OF THE CLOUD, ANDGLOBAL RISK MODELING IN THE OPEN
  3. 3. Me: Joshua McKentyTwitter: @jmckentyEmail: joshua@pistoncloud.comIT Architect, Global Earthquake ModelChief Architect, NASA NebulaFounding Member, OpenStackOpenStack Project Policy BoardCEO, Piston Cloud Computing
  4. 4. WHAT IS THEGLOBAL EARTHQUAKEMODEL?
  5. 5. “The GEM Foundation has set itself out toengage a global community in the design,development and deployment of state-of-the-art models and tools for earthquake riskassessment worldwide.”
  6. 6. An introduction to Risk Modeling
  7. 7. Reports…
  8. 8. …and Tools
  9. 9. CLOUD FOR RISK MODELING?
  10. 10. Challenges» Complex calculations on large, federated data sets» Data is sensitive, sometimes secret, often proprietary» Process and calculations used need to be certified and verifiable» Results need to be public
  11. 11. A scientifically valid “mash-up”
  12. 12. Solution: Cloud» Built to scale elastically to the extents of the infrastructure (1-10,000 nodes)» Run as a service (OpenGEM)» Open source» … and repeatable.
  13. 13. All i have is a hammer…
  14. 14. LESSONS LEARNED
  15. 15. DataPeers Experiments
  16. 16. "International programs forglobal change research andenvironmental monitoringcrucially depend on the principleof full and open data exchange"- On the Full and Open Exchange of Scientific Data (A publicationof the Committee on Geophysical and Environmental Data -National Research Council) 1995
  17. 17. …the Internet was conceived as acommunication mechanism for thedissemination of ideas and as ameans to support distributedcollaboration.- Open Source Software Development andDistributed Innovation, Bruce Kogut and AncaMetiu, April 2001
  18. 18. "...without access to the source forthe programs we use... (i.e. whensimulation codes or parameter filesare proprietary or are hidden by theirowners), numericalexperimentation isn’t evenscience. Science has to beverifiable in practice as well asverifiable in principle’”
  19. 19. CLOUD CHANGES SCIENCE
  20. 20. “...Michael Faraday’s advice to his juniorcolleague to: “Work. Finish. Publish.” needs tobe revised. It shouldn’t be enough to publish apaper anymore. If we want open science toflourish, we should raise our expectationsto: “Work. Finish. Publish. Release.” That is,your research shouldn’t be considered completeuntil the data and meta-data is put up on theweb for other people to use, until the code isdocumented and released… - Dan Gezelter
  21. 21. Science made real, again Open Data Open Open Science Stack
  22. 22. CLOUD CHANGESEVERYTHING

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