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R2D extent of the region
« on: January 15, 2024, 09:43:18 PM »
 What is the extent of the region that can be analyzed/assessed in the R2D tool? Can we perform regional seismic damage and loss assessment of a state or a country?


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Re: R2D extent of the region
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2024, 06:34:28 PM »

This depends on the complexity of the analysis/assessment you would like to perform. If you plan to perform a Hazus-style assessment, where a structural analysis model is not needed, and damage and loss are obtained directly from fragility curves, you should be able to assess a state using a very powerful personal computer or DesignSafe's High-performance Computer (HPC) provided through R2D. The biggest challenge here might be preparing and managing big inventory data and hazard information data for such a region. This requires very large memory and storage space.

If you plan to perform structural analysis models in your assessment, you might need more powerful computers. You might be able to require more computational resources from DesignSafe if you are eligible for DesignSafe's criteria. If you have your own HPC resources, you could also contact us, and we could help set up R2D's backend applications on your HPC. Please let us know more specifics of your plan so we can better assist you.