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From Shahani Markus Weerawarana <shahan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Uniqueness of Airavata
Date Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:45:07 GMT
This is a very useful contribution.
Thank you Danushka, Sanjaya and Pavithra!

Cheers,
Shahani

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 9:45 AM, Danushka Menikkumbura <
danushka.menikkumbura@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Please find the wiki on related research literature at [1].
>
> [1] -
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/AIRAVATA/Related+Research+
> Literature
>
> Thanks,
> Danushka
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 8:17 AM, Danushka Menikkumbura <
> danushka.menikkumbura@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I would also recommend [3] and [4] for those of you who are just stepping
> > in.
> >
> > [3]A. Barker and J. Van Hemert, “Scientific workflow: a survey and
> > research directions,” Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, pp.
> > 746–753, 2008.
> >
> > [4]Y. Gil, E. Deelman, M. Ellisman, T. Fahringer, G. Fox, D. Gannon, C.
> > Goble, M. Livny, L. Moreau, and J. Myers, Report on the 2006 NSF Workshop
> > on Challenges of Scientific Workflows. Citeseer, 2006.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Danushka
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 7:55 AM, Pavithra Kulathilaka <
> > pavithrask@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> One of a resource I referred was [1] which covers basic details to start
> >> with workflow engines.
> >> Also they have done a review on existing solutions for workflow
> >> applications and their limitations with respect to scalability and
> >> on-demand access. So I think this would be a great starting point. [1]
> >> refers another research paper [2] (Chris has also mentioned about this)
> >> which presents a detailed survey of existing Grid workflow systems w.r.t
> >> their design, scheduling, information retrieval, fault tolerant and data
> >> movement.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Pavithra.
> >>
> >> [1] S. Pandey, D. Karunamoorthy, and R. Buyya, “Workflow engine for
> >> clouds,” Cloud Computing,
> >> Principles and Paradigms, Wiley Series on Parallel and Distributed
> >> Computing, pp. 321–344, 2011.
> >>
> >> [2] A Taxonomy of Workflow Management Systems for Grid Computing, Jia Yu
> >> and Rajkumar Buyya
> >>
> >> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Sanjaya Medonsa <sanjayamrt@gmail.com
> >> >wrote:
> >>
> >> > I agree with Danushka. When it comes to workflow engines I think it is
> >> > better to study general concepts of workflow engines first and then
> >> study
> >> > the prominent *Scientific* work flow engines (Some of the challenges
> are
> >> > different from business workflow engines). Each prominent workflow
> >> engine
> >> > comprise of several unique features and concepts while major
> >> abstraction is
> >> > workflows. I would like to add Apache OODT into list of prominent
> >> workflow
> >> > engines (Workflow processing components are key part of Apache OODT
> and
> >> > used in several NASA missions and other research) . I have already
> some
> >> > work on these items and would like to contribute them into wiki.
> >> >
> >> > /Sanjaya
> >> >
> >> > On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 12:09 AM, Danushka Menikkumbura <
> >> > danushka.menikkumbura@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > I would say,
> >> > >
> >> > > 1. Science Gateways
> >> > > 2. Workflow Engines
> >> > > 3. Data/Compute-Intensive Computing
> >> > > 4. Challenges and Opportunities in Science Gateways
> >> > > 5. Research Directions (Big Data, Provenance, Meta Data) (Maybe
> >> relates
> >> > to
> >> > > 4)
> >> > >
> >> > > Danushka
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 7:32 PM, Shahani Markus Weerawarana <
> >> > > shahani.w@gmail.com> 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 <
> >> newair007@gmail.com
> >> > > > >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]
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4668681&tag=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fxpls%2Fabs_all.jsp%3Farnumber%3D4668681%26tag%3D1
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Suresh Marru <
> smarru@apache.org>
> >> > > 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 <harsz89@gmail.com
> >
> >> > > 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.
> >> > > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Pavithra Kulathilaka.
> >>
> >
> >
>



-- 
*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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