Lab and Resources

CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory (CIGI) provides a cutting-edge cyberinfrastructure-enhanced GIS facility. The laboratory houses several high performance computers and servers for performing computationally intensive geographic analysis and problem solving in various research, education, and outreach contexts. CIGI projects range across several application domains such as environment and geographic sciences, public health and sustainability in which scientific discovery depends on large-scale and/or multi-scale geospatial problem solving. CIGI provides access to national and international cyberinfrastructure such as the NSF XSEDE and Open Science Grid through a leading cyberinfrastructure-based GIS solution – the GISolve Toolkit that CIGI researches and develops, and is currently deployed as essential geospatial middleware across multiple cyberinfrastructure environments.

Production VM Farm

3 - Dual Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz processors with 6 cores each and 48GB RAM
1 - 24 TB RAID storage device with Intel Xeon E5620, 2.4Ghz

Production Servers

1 - GISolve portal server: 8 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU @ 2.00GHz, 8GB RAM, AFS
1 - GISolve service server: 8 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU @ 2.00GHz, 8GB RAM, AFS

Allocated XSEDE Resources

Year 2011 - 2012
Trestles    at SDSC - 2,563,809 SUs
Ranger      at TACC -   487,760 SUs
Longhorn    at TACC -    13,100 SUs
Forge (GPU) at NCSA -    70,000 SUs

Development and Testing Cluster

1 - 8 socket dual-core AMD Opteron machine with 32 GB RAM
1 - 3 TB RAID storage device
5 - 2 socket quad-core Intel Xeon machines with 8 GB RAM
Infiniband network

Desktop Computers

8 - Dual- or quad-core desktop machines, WinXP/Win7 with ArcGIS