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Paper ID: 1335

Composing workflows in the environmental sciences using Inferno
Jon,Blower Keith,Haines Adit,Santokhee Roger,Peppe

Appeared in: Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Conference 2004 website: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2004/
Page Numbers:300 - 308
Publisher: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Year: 2004
ISBN/ISSN: 1-904425-21-6
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Field of Science: e-Science

URL: http://www.allhands.org.uk/2004/proceedings/papers/130.pdf

Abstract: In the environmental sciences, there is an ever-increasing need to analyse and visualize very large data sets. Tools based on Grid computing have great potential for assisting the scientist to perform these tasks in an efficient manner. It is a great challenge for the e-Science community to produce suitable tools and applications that are sufficiently easy to use, reliable and responsive. We present here a novel method for creating such a distributed system, with application to a particular case study in oceanography. The main advantages of the system that we have created are: (1) Large data sets can be streamed directly from remote service to remote service, without passing through the client machine or being cached on hard disk; (2) The system seamlessly integrates a pool of computers that are used for processing the data; (3) The system can incorporate existing binary executables, often without modification; (4) The method of specifying the necessary workflows is very simple and intuitive; the user employs a notation very similar to Unix pipes, for example " extract | process | visualize " . The architecture is based around the Inferno operating system.

Keywords: e-Science, AHM 2004



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