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From Marlon Pierce <>
Subject Re: Uniqueness of Airavata
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:24:35 GMT
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I suggest also thinking of what the gaps and opportunities are within
the field of scientific workflows and science gateways.


On 3/11/13 10:02 AM, Shahani Markus Weerawarana wrote:
> HI All,
> There are a few postgraduate research students who have done
> significant literature reviews on science gateways etc. Maybe it is
> time to harness all this background reading work that has been done
> individually and list the papers (links) in categories on the
> Airavata website.
> Danushka, Pavithra, and Sanjaya - what are your thoughts on the
> categories based on the work you have already completed?
> Shahani
> On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 7:22 PM, AMILA RANATUNGA
> <>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thank you for the reply. I am also working in the same project.
>> We looked some research papers science gateways. We found some
>> interesting facts about science gateways in the research paper
>> 'TeraGrid Science Gateways and Their Impact on Science' [1] which
>> talks about 4 successful science gateways including LEAD. And we
>> got to know that LEAD project has caused to the development of
>> AIRAVATA which is used to build science gateways. And the
>> research paper '*Apache Airavata : A framework for Distributed 
>> Applications and Computational Workflows*' describes about some
>> work flow systems Taverna, Triana ..etc. And it says these are
>> tools to build science gateways. And we came to a conclusion that
>> AIRAVATA, Taverna, Triana doing similar kind of job (please
>> correct me if I am wrong). And tried to figure out what is so
>> unique in AIRAVATA comparing to theses. We would like to have
>> some good references if we are moving in the wrong path
>> determining what is AIRAVATA. We are working full time in this
>> project. Your help is really appreciated.
>> Thank You !
>> [1]
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Suresh Marru <> wrote:
>>> HI Harsha,
>>> Airavata is a Distributed Computing framework in which Workflow
>>> is a component. A good place to start is to do literature study
>>> on Science Gateways. We will need to compile a set of reference
>>> papers to make it
>> easy
>>> for you to get an understanding on. You will quickly realize
>>> the best way to find out differences in features in open source
>>> projects is cracking open the code. So I suggest downloading
>>> the code, going through tutorials and asking questions on the
>>> corresponding mailing lists of the tools you are comparing
>>> against. You identified a good first list, please keep sharing
>>> your learnings so future users/students like you will benefit
>> from
>>> your contributions.
>>> Suresh
>>> On Mar 11, 2013, at 5:41 AM, Harsha Kumara <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi all! We are doing research on OGC's WPS integration to the
>>>> Airavata.During
>> the
>>>> research we have found some existing work flow generation
>>>> tools like Tarverna, Kepler , Pegasus and Triana. We would
>>>> like if we can some details and points
>> about
>>>> how Apache Airavata is differ from those tools?
>>>> Thanks! -- *Harsha Kumara* *Undergraduate* *Department of
>>>> Computer Science and Engineering* *University of Moratuwa* 
>>>> *Sri Lanka.*
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