WS-PGRADE is an open source, Liferay-based web portal environment for the design and execution of compute and data intensive applications on grid and cloud platforms. Applications can be defined in the form of data-driven workflows in WS-PGRADE. Steps within a workflow can be executable applications, Virtual Machine images, or online (Web) Services. These computational steps are connected through data-dependencies within the workflow: The output of one computation can serve as input of the next one. WS-PRADE resolves data dependencies and manages the computational operations on the infrastructure resources. The back-end system of WS-PGRADE is compatible with various academic and commercial grid and cloud systems, including federated clouds and gLite clusters of EGI. Moreover, scientific communities can connect workflow-specific Web interfaces to WS-PGRADE to simplify the execution of workflows for researchers. This is enabled by the 'Remote API' component of WS-PGRADE, a programming interface that exposes the workflow registry and the workflow manager service to third party clients. During the webinar the main capabilities of WS-PGRADE will be presented and demonstrated. The event will also provide opportunity to discuss scientific applications that would benefit from the use of WS-PGRADE to access EGI cloud and grid resources.
Further information about the system: http://wspgrade.hu
The Webinar event is open for anyone. Registration is not required, but recommended prior to the event. (Using the 'Apply here' link below)
The webinar can be followed through this link: http://connect.ct.infn.it/egi-inspire-jra1
Giuseppe La Rocca
(MTA SZTAKI), Zoltan Farkas