Re: [thredds] nco as a web service

We're looking into the possibly of merging/cohabitating the 52N WPS server with 
THREDDS.  One benefit of the 52N WPS implementation is that it can facilitate 
the upload of processing algorithms for remote execution.  These algorithms can 
be implemented in Java, Python or R,  It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to 
put a front end on NCO by wrapping it in a WPS interface as the 52N server does 
the same thing for ArcServer and Grass (among others).  We're doing a lot of 
work with climate change scenarios and we're heavily I/O bound on the data 
input side.  Putting an infrastructure in place that would allow us to bring 
the processing to the data is one way we hope to deal with this and do out part 
to avoid clogging the tubes.

For more information concerning the 52N WPS work look here:

If anyone's interested in joining or following this project let me know.

Tom Kunicki
Center for Integrated Data Analytics
U.S. Geological Survey
8505 Research Way
Middleton, WI  53562

On Apr 4, 2012, at 4:02 PM, Ben Domenico wrote:

> Hi Roy,
> Some time back, some of the OGC WPS group were going to try exactly that.  
> I'll check back to see who expressed interest and whether anything came of 
> it.  The Wisconsin usgs group has been very active in web processing 
> services.  I'll check to see if they thought of the nco possibility.  Some of 
> them are probably on this list, now that I think about it.
> -- Ben
> On Apr 4, 2012 2:31 PM, "Roy Mendelssohn" <roy.mendelssohn@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi All:
> I know this isn't an NCO list, but I belong to enough lists and groups, don't 
> feel like joining more, and am lazy. There has for quite some time been 
> discussion about adding server side functions, and there are several possible 
> solutions presently offered.  But a relatively simple possibility for some of 
> the basic operations that people want to do, and with a tool that people 
> already use and is scriptable, is to use NCO.  Has any ever thought of tried 
> to set up NCO as a web service?  Just thinking.
> -Roy
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