Summary: A Grid-enabled Science Portal for Collaborative
Master of Science, Systems Science
Department of Computer Science,
Louisiana State University
March 28, 2006
Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.
The Southeastern United States is regularly impacted by severe ocean-driven events such
as hurricanes that affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of citizens. It is urgent to im-
prove our ability to predict critical coastal phenomena within the region. The SCOOP
program is intended to create an open access, distributed laboratory for scientific research
and coastal operations by integrating the coastal data, computing resources, and research ef-
forts from its partners. A Grid Computing infrastructure is deployed to support researchers'
work by allow sharing expertise, software, and data across multiple institutions. This re-
port presents the SCOOP portal, a Grid-enabled science portal, developed for the coastal
research community to reduce the complexity of high performance computing for end users