Using ATM networks for processing global earth data

Barbara L. Kess, Phillip R. Romig, Stephen E Reichenbach, Ashok K Samal

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Abstract

Current workstation technology provides an unprecedented amount of computational power to researchers at an affordable cost, making it feasible to use workstations rather than expensive supercomputers to perform scientific analysis of large data sets, such as the Global Land 1-Km AVHRR data. In addition to this, inexpensive high speed ATM networks have the potential to improve the overall computational efficiency of workstations by using several workstations in a distributed environment. This research studies the practicality of using distributed workstations interconnected with a 155 Mb ATM network for analysis and compression of the Global Land 1-Km AVHRR data versus sequential computing on one of the workstations. Performance comparisons are given for three algorithms associated with the compression of these data. Based on the test results, a discussion is given regarding the practicality of using a distributed system to enhance performance when processing global earth data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages1048-1050
Number of pages3
Volume2
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'96. Part 1 (of 4) - Lincoln, NE, USA
Duration: May 28 1996May 31 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'96. Part 1 (of 4)
CityLincoln, NE, USA
Period5/28/965/31/96

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airborne thematic mapper
Advanced very high resolution radiometers (AVHRR)
Asynchronous transfer mode
Earth (planet)
Computer workstations
Supercomputers
Processing
Computational efficiency
AVHRR
compression
Costs
cost
analysis
land

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Geology

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Kess, B. L., Romig, P. R., Reichenbach, S. E., & Samal, A. K. (1996). Using ATM networks for processing global earth data. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 2, pp. 1048-1050). Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE.

Using ATM networks for processing global earth data. / Kess, Barbara L.; Romig, Phillip R.; Reichenbach, Stephen E; Samal, Ashok K.

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 2 Piscataway, NJ, United States : IEEE, 1996. p. 1048-1050.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kess, BL, Romig, PR, Reichenbach, SE & Samal, AK 1996, Using ATM networks for processing global earth data. in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). vol. 2, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 1048-1050, Proceedings of the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'96. Part 1 (of 4), Lincoln, NE, USA, 5/28/96.
Kess BL, Romig PR, Reichenbach SE, Samal AK. Using ATM networks for processing global earth data. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 2. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. 1996. p. 1048-1050
Kess, Barbara L. ; Romig, Phillip R. ; Reichenbach, Stephen E ; Samal, Ashok K. / Using ATM networks for processing global earth data. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 2 Piscataway, NJ, United States : IEEE, 1996. pp. 1048-1050
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