Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research


EMPRESS - Metadata management for scientific simulations

With the growth of simulation data, finding relevant data within the sea of raw data can be a much more daunting task than running the simulation at scale in the first place. EMPRESS provides a separate metadata system allowing storing detailed run information as well as user-defined at runtime different data characteristics and associate those characteristics with a variable, a timestep, or run.

It has been published at PDSW-DISCS @ SC17 and SC18 and is available as open source on

Associated Projects: SIRIUS: Science-driven Data Management for Multi-tiered Storage  

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Contact: Jay Lofstead,
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