Data Fusion of Geographically Dispersed Information: Experience With the Scalable Data Grid
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST
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Test and evaluation TE professionals today often face the distribution of data they need to use over significant distances. Some of these data sources are too large for easy transmission because of costs, delays, losses, security, and administrative burdens. The Information Sciences Institute ISI has been working with the Joint Forces Command on its transcontinentally distributed battlespace simulations, and they have conceived, architected, implemented, and tested a system that uses the data in place. This has been characterized as a scalable data grid that uses data cubes for rapid and focused retrieval. It is necessary that these data be available in a timely manner, organized for ease of access, securely stored, and easily manipulated for data mining. Suggestions are offered listing TE situations to which the scalable data grid approach would seem applicable.
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