Monthly Archives: December 2011

Astronomy Computing Today Is Now on Facebook!

I have linked my blog to a Facebook page, which you can visit at http://www.facebook.com/astrocompute. Please check it out and like (assuming you do!).  I will link all blog posts to the Facebook page, and I will include extra news … Continue reading

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The Architecture of the Pegasus Workflow Manager

Last week, I wrote about how the Pegasus workflow manager has helped us understand computational problems relating to the data tsunami in astronomy.  This week I will write about the underlying architecture of Pegasus. You can find more details at … Continue reading

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The Pegasus Workflow Manager and the Data Tsunami in Astronomy

I have written in previous posts about the performance of scientific applications on cloud and grid platforms, but I have not written much about the tools needed to support management and control of these jobs. Astronomers generally have neither the … Continue reading

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Special e-Science Issue of Royal Society Journal: Free Until Dec 31, 2011

This special e-Science  issue of  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A contains papers selected from the ninth U.K. e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM 2010), held in September 2010 in Cardiff, UK.  The Royal Society is offering free access to … Continue reading

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Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI

This annual, international software conference was held in Paris, France, from November 6 through 11, and was attended by roughly 300 people. This year’s topics were: GPUs in Astronomy and Beyond Cloud Computing and Virtualization Statistical Data Analysis and Knowledge … Continue reading

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