• Michael Schiffers Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
  • Dieter Kranzlmüller Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
  • Andrea Clematis Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies
  • Daniele D' Agostino Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies
  • Antonella Galizia Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies
  • Alfonso Quarati Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies
  • Antonio Parodi CIMA Research Foundation
  • Marina Morando CIMA Research Foundation
  • Nicola Rebora CIMA Research Foundation
  • Eva Trasforini CIMA Research Foundation
  • Luca Molini CIMA Research Foundation
  • Franco Siccardi CIMA Research Foundation
  • George Craig German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Arnold Tafferner German Aerospace Center (DLR)



grid computing, high performance computing, hydro-meteorology, e-science


The Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorological Study (DRIHMS) is a coordinatedaction co-funded by the European Commission. DRIHMS analyzes the main issuesthat arise when designing and setting up a pan-European Grid-based e-Infrastructure for researchactivities in the hydrologic and meteorological fields. The main outcome of the projectis represented first by a set of Grid usage patterns to support innovative hydro-meteorologicalresearch activities, and second by the implications that such patterns define for a dedicatedGrid infrastructure and the respective Grid architecture.


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D’Agostino D., Seinstra F. J.: An Efficient Isosurface Extraction Component for Visualization Pipelines Based on the CUDA Architecture. Technical Report IRCS- 64-2010, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2010.

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Quarati A., Rebora N., Schiffers M.: Filling the Gap Between ICT and HydroMeteo Research Communities: The DRIHMS Project. ERCIM News, (85), 2011, pp. 55–56.

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How to Cite

Schiffers, M., Kranzlmüller, D., Clematis, A., D’ Agostino, D., Galizia, A., Quarati, A., Parodi, A., Morando, M., Rebora, N., Trasforini, E., Molini, L., Siccardi, F., Craig, G., & Tafferner, A. (2011). TOWARDS A GRID INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HYDRO-METEOROLOGICAL RESEARCH. Computer Science, 12, 45.