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Conferences and Workshops

  • Aug. 1-2, 2005 BMI and researchers from Project Mobius hosting first DIALOGUE workshop
    DIALOGUE—Data Integration Applications Linking Organizations to Gain Understanding and Experience—brings together an international group of researchers in Grid technologies integration. See the DIALOGUE Workshop web site
  • Nov. 6-12, 2004 Super Computing 2004 (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Mobius was presented as part of a system for the storage, querying, and processing of large-scale image databases in a Grid environment
    [site · poster session · poster]
  • Oct. 20-23, 2004 Frontiers in Oncology and Pathology Informatics at the Advancing Practice, Instruction and Innovation through Informatics conference (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Focus of conference is on caBIG. Mobius presentations will focus on its role within the caBIG architecture
    [site · scientific session (oster) · scientific session (langella)]
  • Sept. 20-23, 2004 Cluster 2004 (San Diego, CA.)
    Mobius was presented as a grid-/cluster-enabled data storage and management middleware solution
    [site · paper · presentation]
  • June 6-10, 2004 GGF11
    The Mobius architecture was presented at the conference, held in Honolulu, Hawaii
    [site · proceedings · presentation]

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The Mobius Project at OSU BMI
Data description, integration, and management services for the Grid

The goal of the Mobius Project is to develop an array of tools and middleware components to coherently share and manage data and metadata in a Grid and/or distributed computing environment.

Mobius provides basic "building-block" services and protocols for data and metadata management that can be leveraged to allow for semantic queries across disparate datasets, the smooth translation of data models between parties, and the ad hoc creation of data warehouses. It will give the Grid and distributed computing communities and, especially, the scientific community on the Grid a means for efficient discovery of services and transparent exchange of data across and between institutions, and it will provide these communities with streamlined and easy to use mechanisms for large-scale data querying, storage, and retrieval across distributed resources.

Mobius has three core components:

  1. GME (Global Model Exchange), a DNS-like service for the universal creation, versioning, and sharing of data descriptions
  2. Mako (data instance management), a service that exposes and abstracts data resources as XML and allows for the ad hoc instantiation of data stores and the federated management of existing, distributed stores.
  3. DTS (Data Translation Service), a service to allow for the efficient and reliable translation of data descriptions between institutions

Fuller descriptions of these components and how they have been applied can be found on this web site's overview, applications, and publications pages.

The development of Mobius Project components is funded in part by the NSF (under grants ACI-1030437 and EIA-0203846), the NIH BISTI program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the State of Ohio BRTT program (under grant OBR BRTT02-0003), and the National Cancer Institute.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this web site are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.