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OOI Cyberinfrastructure Development

This is the home page describing construction for the Ocean Observatories Initiative Cyberinfrastructure (OOI CI), including any preceding activities and prototype development. The resulting system is called the OOINet (short for OOI Integrated Observatory Network abbr. ION, or OOI Network). See here for OOI Network Release 2 Documentation.

The OOI Cyberinfrastructure project Construction award commenced October 12, 2009 and will continue through the summer of 2014.

The CI deliverables will be developed and deployed across four releases. Each release typically has 7 iterations of 8 weeks duration. Iterations 1 and 2 make up the Inception phase, leading to the Life Cycle Objectives (LCO) milestone review; iterations 3, 4 and 5 make up the Elaboration phase, leading to the Life Cycle Architecture (LCA) milestone review; iterations 6, 7 and 8 make up the Construction phase, leading to Initial Operating Capability (IOC) and review. The subsequent Transition phase brings the fully integrated release into operations. Iterations may be added to a Release under certain circumstances. The beginning of a subsequent Release's Inception Phase occurs near the end of the Construction phase of the preceding Release.

Integrated Observatory Network Development

Development Activities

OOINet Release 3

Starting October 1, 2013 the CI team will begin construction for the "Scope to Complete" effort that will provide an OOI agreed upon scope for Release 3 of OOINet. This release will not utilize the spiral model, but will instead be purely construction in nature (designing, building, testing, and integrating).

"Scope to Complete" Release 3 Activities

The important activities and dates for this release will be:

  • Planning and Preparation Phase: August & September 2013
  • Construction Phase: December 16, 2013 - March 31, 2014
  • System Verification and testing: April 1 - May 1, 2014
  • Initial Operating Capability Review: May 2, 2014
  • System Acceptance testing: May 3 - June 1, 2014
  • Product Readiness Review: June 2, 2014
  • System Commissioning: June 3 - June 30, 2014

There will be two beta releases of some of the milestones:

The planning and preparation phase will involve the CI management team and the system leads. The remaining phases will involve the entire development team.


"Scope to Complete" Release 3 Deliverables and Milestones

As part of the planning for the scope to complete effort, numerous deliverables and milestones were created. Milestones can be thought of as discrete features that are independently worked on and delivered to a running OOIN test system. Deliverables are rollups of multiple related milestones.

See the following page for a list of all the Deliverables and Milestones that make up the Scope to Complete Release 3 effort:

ION Release 3 "On-Demand Measurement Processing"

Original ION Release 3 Planning

ION Release 2 "Managed Instrument Network"

Release 2 development started May 2, 2011 and overlaps partly with Release 1 Construction Iteration 3 and Release 1 Transition Phase. The initial work in Release 2 is performed by the CI engineering management team, architecture and product definition teams and the subsystem design experts to keep the development team focused on the delivery of Release 1.

Release 2 Activities and Milestones

Release 2 Releases (see OOINet Releases):

ION Release 1 "Data Distribution Network"

Release 1 will be deployed into production July 2011. This release does not target the wide user community, but is intended for narrow customer evaluation.

Release 1 Activities and Milestones

Developer Knowledge Base

OOI CI Development Team Organization

Pilot Period Prototypes and Investigations

The emphasis of OOI CI development during the pilot period (Jan 2009 continuing through Dec 2009) was on risk reduction through prototyping and on getting ready for construction. Many of the prototype projects follow a 6 week iteration cycle.

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