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From Suresh Marru <>
Subject Re: Uniqueness of Airavata
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:37:46 GMT
Hi Shahani,

I totally agree. I think we should all combine the learning into wiki pages. We can grant
karma to a contribution area on wiki for all students and then later mine all that documentation
(vetted by the PMC) into official website documentation. As Chris pointed out there are workflow
surveys and taxonomies. 

We can either have elaborate technical reports or short questioner like [1]. 


[1] -

On Mar 11, 2013, at 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.*
> -- 
> *Shahani Markus Weerawarana, Ph.D.*
> *Computer Scientist*
> Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia.
> Visiting Scientist, Indiana University, USA.
> Visiting Lecturer, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

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