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Who are the end-users? Who are the end-users?

The end-users (or e-scientists) are the domain scientists (e.g. biologists, chemists) who would like to run a certain workflow in order either to reproduce an experiment represented as a workflow in the SHIWA repository or making their own experiment with their own data sets. They do not need any technical knowledge about the technology behind.

Benefits for scientists:

  • You can find a large number of usable workflows in the SHIWA Repository.
  • You can find more sophisticated workflow applications than before.
  • Your workflow applications can run on various DCIs and not only on a single DCI

As a scientist you can...

...browse and search executable workflows in the SHIWA Repository

This scenario simply requires access to the SHIWA repository to browse its contents.

You can browse or search the repository in "Browse View" and "Table View" and select those workflows those you want to execute. This scenario does not require registration to access the workflows stored in the SHIWA Repository. You can access the repository through the repository GUI or through the Repository Portlet of the SHIWA Portal.

...create and run non-native workflows available in the SHIWA Repository

In case you would like to run a non-native workflow that you found in the SHIWA Repository.

This scenario requires a user account to the SHIWA Portal

You can create the abstract and the concrete workflow representing the non-native workflow selected from the SHIWA Repository in the SHIWA Portal. You configure the concrete workflow retrieving the relevant information about the workflow from the SHIWA Repository. You can use either the default input parameters or define your own. Next,you can submit the workflow through the portal. Finally, the submission service retrieves the workflow executable from the SHIWA Repository and submits it to the workflow system.

...create and execute meta-workflows through the SHIWA Simulation Platform

In case you would like to combine workflows found on the SHIWA Repository but the chosen workflows are written on different workflow languages.

This scenario requires a user account to the SHIWA Portal.

You can create the abstract and the concrete workflow combining native jobs and workflows plus non-native workflows in the SHIWA Portal. You configure the concrete workflow retrieving the relevant information about the workflows from the SHIWA Repository. Next, you submit the workflow through the portal. Finally, the submission service retrieves the worklow executable from the SHIWA Repository and submits it to the workflow system.

        

   This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 312579.