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AG2 PROJECT SCHEDULE This is the plan approved by the AGLI in March 2004. A progress report as of June 29th 2004 is attached here The schedule should evolve from ...
nop AstroGrid 2 Title Page EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Section 1 : INTRODUCTION Section 2 : ASTROGRID Section 3 : SCIENCE DRIVERS Section 4 : EXTENDING THE VO INFRASTRUCTURE ...
pointer to proposal page: AgVirObInf TonyLinde 03 Jun 2003
9.3 Roadmap To ALMA deprecated page Notes below here NicholasWalton 24 May 2003
Section J : OTHER ASSOCIATED PROJECTS J.1 UK e Science Programme J.1.1 nop NeSC UK e Science The National e Science Centre ( nop NeSC) plays a key role in ...
Section G : COLLABORATORS The AstroGrid 2 consortium represents the lead providers of astronomical data and information resources to the UK astronomical community ...
Section I : DATA CENTRE ACTIVITIES I.1 Cambridge Data Centre Activities The CASU Data Archive Centre is currently the single repository for nearly all of the raw ...
Section B : FINANCE SUMMARY Detailed finance information is available in a separate spreadsheet. The following table summarises that information. The PPRP format ...
Section C : GANTT CHART This section will be provided when the funding allocation from PPARC is known. Plans (to the half year level) for each of the work packages ...
Section D : MILESTONES This section will be provided as a composite whole and in more detail when the funding allocation from PPARC is known. Milestones for each ...
Section H : PUBLIC OUTREACH STATEMENT AstroGrid is a UK project which is part of a world wide drive towards the concept of the Virtual Observatory . The idea is ...
Section F : PERSONNEL Apart from the Lead Investigators named in the next section, the following staff are named within the proposal: Name Institute ...
Section K : ASTROGRID PUBLICATIONS K.1 Publications Garrington, S. T.; 2002, Proceedings of the XXV11th URSI General Assembly, 2002, URSI, 'The Future of Long Baseline ...
Section L : REFERENCES Allan. A, Naylor T., Steele I., Carter D., Etherton J., Mottram C., 2003, 'eSTAR: Building an Observational GRID', In, Proc ADASS XII, Payne ...
Section E : RISK ANALYSIS TABLE In this section we assess the likelihood and impact of major risks upon the AstroGrid 2 project and comment on the measures taken ...
Section A : WORK PACKAGE DETAILS Management of the AstroGrid 2 project would follow the model used in the AstroGrid project, so finances and core development activities ...
APPENDICES These appendices to the AstroGrid 2 proposal include those recommended by the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP): Section A : WORK PACKAGE DETAILS Section ...
9. ASSOCIATED E SCIENCE PROPOSALS The AG2 proposal comes from a UK wide consortium, and is meant to provide the basic infrastructural needs of UK astronomical e Science ...
9.1 UK e Science Programme and Global Grid 9.1.1 nop NeSC The National e Science Centre ( nop NeSC) plays a key role in the development and progress of e science ...
2. nop ASTROGRID 2.1 Introduction AstroGrid is one of three major world wide projects (along with European AVO and US VO projects) which aim to create an astronomical ...
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deprecated page: see AgVORandD Notes and Comments below here NicholasWalton 24 May 2003 We need large scale data visualisation, tied to on the fly multi wavelength ...
10.6 Budget Request
10.4 Consortium and Personnel deprecated page: see AgProjPlan
7. THE DATA CENTRE ALLIANCE: UK E SCIENCE INFRASTRUCTURE In order for the AstroGrid developments to turn into a working, successful VO system, the UK data centres ...
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9.6 nop Euro VO deprecated page Notes and Comments below here NicholasWalton 15 May 2003
0. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY We propose a programme of work to develop a future Virtual Observatory infrastructure for the UK that delivers powerful analysis facilities, ...
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9.7 nop iAstro deprecated page notes below here NicholasWalton 24 May 2003
9.8 International Virtual Observatory Alliance deprecated page Notes and Comments below here NicholasWalton 15 May 2003
1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 AstroGrid and the Virtual Observatory (VO) concept The aim of AstroGrid and other VO projects is to make doing astronomy faster, more effective ...
5. ASTROGRID IN THE IVOA 5.1 IVOA Standards The UK's Virtual Observatory does not exist in isolation. A key requirement of any VO system is that it is interoperable ...
5.2 myVirTel As AstroGrid moves into deploying a functional Virtual Observatory for the UK astronomy community a key area for it will be to improve the personalisation ...
6.4 Observatory Interface and Intelligent Agents Notes and Comments below here NicholasWalton 14 May 2003
this page now deprecated: see AgAstroGrid 2.1 Introduction AstroGrid officially began in September 2001 and was conceived of as a two phase project. Phase A, which ...
8. OUTREACH SUPPORT 8.1 Importance of Outreach Outreach is an important activity for AstroGrid 2. The project needs to inform the professional (and non professional ...
10.2 Planning and milestones
10. PROJECT STRUCTURE Running such a complex and widely distributed project is extremely challenging. We have developed a firm but flexible management style for AstroGrid ...
10.1 Project Management and Web presence deprecated page: see AgProjPlan
Appendices Appendix A: Data Centre Activities A.1 Cambridge Data Centre Activities The CASU Data Archive Centre is currently the single repository for nearly all ...
Please add comments on the proposal to this page in the appropriate section. Tony: I'm removing comments as I edit pages, use the Diffs feature to view previous ...
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10.3 Risk Analysis deprecated page: see AgAppRisk
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5. SCIENCE TOOLS FOR THE VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY this section deprecated
3.1 Science Oversight This section has now been moved to AgTopSci NicholasWalton 19 May 2003
5.1 SCIENCE TOOLS FOR THE VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY Summary The AstroGrid infrastructure will give users access to very large datasets and large number of data files ...
9.5 UK Solar System Virtual Observatory deprecated page Notes and Comments below here LouiseHarra 15 May 2003
4.2 Standards Development Maintenance The UK's Virtual Observatory does not exist in isolation. A key requirement of any VO system is that it is interoperable with ...
4.1 Technical Components AG 2 will be required to develop at number of new technical components. It will also be required to refactor some existing AstroGrid components ...
9.4 nop VirtU: Theory Side Services deprecated page Notes and Comments below here NicholasWalton 15 May 2003
/ag2 words.gif /AGlogo.gif /pparc.png A proposal to PPARC from the following lead investigators: Institute Lead Investigator School of Computer Science ...
3 SCIENCE DRIVERS FOR ASTROGRID 2 We are building an infrastructure that will improve and accelerate astronomical research; make comparison and integration of data ...
9.1 UK e Science Programme and Global Grid deprecated page Notes and Comments below here TonyLinde 14 May 2003
9.2 VEGA: VOProcssing deprecated page Notes and Comments below here
Contents: 6. DEVELOPING NEW TECHNOLOGIES 6.1 AstroGrid Data Exploration Framework 6.1.1 Introduction The success of the VO depends on the ease with which science ...
4. EXTENDING THE VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY INFRASTRUCTURE The AstroGrid project has defined and will develop a robust and extensible infrastructure upon which the Virtual ...
See AgWiki TonyLinde 07 May 2003
PDF of case for funding to enable ALMA, e MERLIN and other interferometer data to be fully VO accessible. AnitaRichards 09 Jun 2003 road2alma v2.pdf: Roadmap ...
Feature list and architecture notes This set of pages describe the features of the AG2 system (from a implementor's viewpoint) and the architecture that implements ...
The one and only original AstroGrid project. TonyLinde 07 May 2003
nop AstroGrid2 nop AstroGrid2 aims to deploy the Virual Observatory in the UK, building upon the ground work set by the original nop AstroGrid project. The developing ...
See AstrogridDesktop NoelWinstanley 23 Mar 2005
Byte Train: intelligent streaming of data Suppose you have a service that serves data from files. The files have some internal structure (which varies from file to ...
Components of the AstroGrid architecture This page lists the components to be produced. Details of each component will appear elsewhere. Components inherited from ...
Cycle 1 Project Plan AG2, Cycle1 Planner / CSS Stylesheet for Planner HTML output. Copyright (C) 2003 CodeFactory AB Copyright ...
DSA V2.0 Notes for new DSA version to include DSA family components. Meeting, 29 March 2006 Purpose: Review investigations Review designs Common areas ...
pointer to proposal page: AgDataCentreAlliance TonyLinde 03 Jun 2003
4.2 Science Tools The AstroGrid infrastructure will give users access to very large datasets and large numbers of data files at remote data centres. Users will be ...
Design studies for AG 2 These are papers about architectural features that are relevant but not (yet) part of the favoured plan for AG 2. LocatingVOThings: Martin ...
Primary features This page lists the capabilities of the system. These features are introduced here and are defined in more detail by the associated stories. Features ...
pointer to proposal page: AgVORandD TonyLinde 03 Jun 2003
ImplementationCase: application loads a data set from the network Motivation Obtain data for processing. Story 1 A software Agent wishes an application Service ...
ImplementationCase: Asynchronous activity on web service Motivation To execute an operation on the service that lasts longer than the attention span of the client ...
ImplementationCase: asynchronous activity outside a formal workflow Motivation To notify a user when a long running activity (LRA) is complete. Story User wants ...
ImplementationCase: asynchronous activity as part of workflow Motivation To allow long running operations in workflows. Story Agent wants to invoke an operation ...
ImplementationCase: agent authenticates to a web service Motivation Establish the account to be used in execution of a service Story 1 A software Agent is calling ...
ImplementationCase: cascade queuing Motivation To manage jobs when job duration cannot be predicted. To use batch facilities with the least inconvenience for users ...
ImplementationCase: update metadata for a VObsService direct from the service Motivation To detect recent changes in metadata that have not yet been harvested ...
ImplementationCase: check availability of a VObsService Motivation To check whether a service is currently on line. To check whether a service is likely ...
ImplementationCase: choose local data from a list of replicas Motivation To reduce the need for network bandwidth. Story 1 An Agent wants to feed a (web) Service ...
ImplementationCase: create nodes in the VOSpace logical file tree Motivation Store new files in VOSpace. Separate the act of extending the tree from that ...
ImplementationCase: delegate an operation within VOSpace Motivation Make VOSpace appear delocalized in external appearence such that a client of VOSpace may ...
ImplementationCase: deliver data to a Grid FTP server Motivation Write data to a remote file store (MySpace or some Grid storage node) as a push operation using an ...
ImplementationCase: Deliver a file from MySpace to a Web Browser Motivation To allow a user to display items from MySpace in a web browser without compromising the ...
ImplementationCase: make a synchronous job asynchronous while it's running Motivation Add flexibility to how users run jobs. Story 1 User is running a job on a Service ...
ImplementationCase: Find Science Resources from Registry Motivation To select ScienceResources matching user criteria. This is a preliminary step to selecting VObsServices ...
ImplementationCase: Find VObsServices giving access to a specifc ScienceResource Motivation To use the ScienceResource in an experiment. To find alternative ...
ImplementationCase: Import data to MySpace via GridFTP from outside VObs Motivation To allow services outside the AstroGrid/IVOA architecture to deliver data to ...
ImplementationCase: workflow with processesing loop Motivation To apply the same workflow to many data sets. Story 1 A software Agent has orders to perform the same ...
ImplementationCase: pushing a file into VOSpace Motivation Add a file to VOSpace. Split responsibility: agent choose location, service sends the bytes. ...
ImplementationCase: results of query stored as VOSpace branch Motivation Visualize results of queries. Make query results persistent. Build up tree ...
ImplementationCase: download a file from VOSpace Motivation Obtain a local copy of a file stored in VOSpace. Use VOSpace as a locator for files physically ...
ImplementationCase: resolve an IVORN to a service endpoint in the IVO registry Motivation Make it easier for clients to use services, especially SOAP services ...
Implementationcase: resolve the name of a VOSpace node to a URL Motivation Get at the data indexed by VOSpace. Story 1 A Service has been given the name of ...
ImplementationCase: visualize an astronomical image as a web graphic Motivation Display an image in a web browser Obtain a graphic of the image for use ...
Implementation case: definition An implementation case is a concrete use case with implementation details spelt out. The purpose of implementation cases is to plan ...
Index of ImplementationCases UcAnnotateResource IcAppLoadsDataFromNet IcAsynchronousActivity IcAsynchronousActivityInIsolation IcAsynchronousActivityInWorkflow ...
IVO names and locators There is a need to identify things uniquely in the IVO, so we define naming schemes. There is a need to find those things on the network, so ...
Maximizing use of the IVO resource registry The IVO resource registry is a powerful tool firstly because it has IVOA standards and secondly because the registered ...
myAstroGrid Delivering personalisation of AstroGrid2. NicholasWalton 24 May 2003
Contents: Introduction This proposal will be developed in response to the e Science Programme: Second phase Call for Proposals . The closing date for the call ...
moved to ParameterizedWorkflows NoelWinstanley 23 Mar 2005
pointer to proposal page: AgAssocProj TonyLinde 03 Jun 2003
ASTROGRID 2 : PROJECT PLAN Draft 26/6/2004 Note : "Vision doc" subsumed into this. (1) INTRODUCTION : THE VIRTUAL OBSERVATORY 1.1 The Virtual Observatory vision ...
pointer to proposal page: AgProjStruc TonyLinde 03 Jun 2003
pointer to proposal page: AgOutreach TonyLinde 03 Jun 2003
The emerging IVOA standards distinguish a few types of resource according to the different metadata that are registered: e.g. Organization, Service, nop TabularSkyService ...
A better version of SIAP The Simple Image Access Protocol is a valuable VO standard but has limitations. IVOA may well design a second protocol in this field; if so ...
Science Case: definition A science case in AstroGrid is a high level use case. It describes an experiment that leads to a publishable, scientific result. A typical ...
pointer to proposal page: AgTopSci TonyLinde 03 Jun 2003
A nop ScienceResource is an registered resource in the VObs that can be used in an experiment but is not itself an on line service. C.f. VObsService. Metadata for ...
AstroGrid 2 Science Scope Draft Only Contents: Introduction This document outlines the science drivers and outputs for the AstroGrid 2 (AG2) project. This ...
Software development in nop AstroGrid 2 Current Cycle: Cycle 1 (Jan 2005 Jun 2005) The Cycle 1 Project Plan can be found here. DSA V2.0 notes here. KeithNoddle ...
Standards supported in the AstroGrid architecture There are many standards that may be relevant to AstroGrid. Here is a list of some of them, with notes on the possible ...
AstroGrid 2 Technical Scope Draft Only Contents: Introduction This document outlines the scope of work to be tackled in the AstroGrid 2 (AG2) project. This ...
UseCase: annotate a resource Motivation Share insights into resources published by other authors. Denote "official" approval of another party's resource ...
UseCase: identify a VObsService that can perform a task Motivation To find from the registry a service that can later be used in a job step. To remember ...
UseCase: Server side visualization using VRML Motivation Visualize multi dimensional data do expensive/difficult professing on the server allow user ...
Use case: definition This is the traditional use case in the sense defined by the Rational Unified Process. It defines a self contained interation of one or more users ...
VOSpace Mark up Language (VOSML) A hypothetical language for expressing the linkages between nodes of VOSpace's virtual file tree. This language might emerge from ...
A nop VObsService is an on line service giving access to a ScienceResource. The metadata for a VObsService describe the means of access rather than the meaning of ...
VirtU: Virtual Universes A theory side proposal creating a Theoretical Virtual Observatory to meet the unique demands of the computational/theory astronomy community ...
Standard for managements of web applications Most of AstroGrid's products are server side components packaged as J2EE web appplications. This has worked fairly well ...
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