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This paper describes the Pegasus framework that can be used to map complex scientific workflows onto distributed resources. Pegasus enables users to represent the workflows at an abstract level without needing to worry about the particulars of the target execution systems. The paper describes general issues in mapping applications and the functionality of(More)
Montage is a portable software toolkit for constructing custom, science-grade mosaics by composing multiple astronomical images. The mosaics constructed by Montage preserve the astrometry (position) and photometry (intensity) of the sources in the input images. The mosaic to be constructed is specified by the user in terms of a set of parameters, including(More)
Pegasus is a planning framework for mapping abstract workflows for execution on the Grid. This paper presents the implementation of a web-based portal for submitting workflows to the Grid using Pegasus. The portal also includes components for generating abstract workflows based on a metadata description of the desired data products and application-specific(More)
This paper compares two methods for running an application composed of a set of modules on a grid. The set of modules (collectively called Montage) generates large astronomical image mosaics by composing multiple small images. The workflow that describes a particular run of Montage can be expressed as a directed acyclic graph (DAG), or as a short sequence(More)
This pnper discusses work done by JPL 's Parallel Applications Technologies Group in helping scientists access and visuulize very large data sets through the use of multiple computing resources, such as parallel supercomputers, clusters, and grids These tools do one or more of the jollowing tasks visualize local data sets for local users, visualize local(More)
As is becoming commonly known, there is an explosion happening in the amount of scientific data that is publicly available. One challenge is how to make productive use of this data. This talk will discuss some parallel and distributed computing projects, centered around virtual astronomy, but also including other scientific data-oriented realms. It will(More)
We describe how the Grid enables new research possibilities in astronomy through mu lti-wavelength images. To see sky images in the same pixel space, they must be projected to that space, a compute-intensive process. There is thus a virtual data space induced that is defined by an image and the applied projection. This virtual data can be created and(More)