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Paper: PI2S2 Project: Web Services for an Archive of Cosmological Simulations in the Theoretical Virtual Observatory
Volume: 394, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XVII
Page: 297
Authors: Costa, A.; Becciani, U.; Costa, V.; Grillo, A.; Comparato, M.; Gheller, C.; Gasparo, F.; Manzato, P.; Molinaro, M.; Pasian, F.; Smareglia, R.
Abstract: A cosmological simulation archive can include an extremely large amount of data, that imply strong difficulty in analysing, moving and downloading these kind of data, so it is important to develop a system that analyses the cosmological data where data are stored. The main target of this work is to build a software layer that can easily allow us to handle data. The challenge is to develop and make available to the community a complete set of services for data handling by providing a user-friendly access to a huge amount of heterogeneous data and also an optimised way to process and analyse these data in a distributed environment. We present a set of web services aimed offering services such as SNAP (Simple Numeric Access Protocol) and Randomizers dealing with different data formats. The web services technology allows us to run a particular task (a SNAP job, for instance) close to its data.
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