Running workflows in the cloud with Pegasus

Project ID
FG-8
Project Categories
Technology Evaluation
Completed
Abstract
In this work we intend to study the benefits and drawbacks of using cloud computing for scientific workflows. In particular, we are interested in the benefits of specifying the execution environment of a workflow application as a virtual machine image. Using VM images has the potential to reduce the complexity of deploying workflow applications in distributed environments, and allow scientists to easily reproduce their experiments. In addition, we are interested in investigating the challenges of on-demand provisioning for scientific workflows in the cloud.
Use of FutureSystems
Running workflow applications in the cloud using Pegasus
Scale of Use
I only need a few VMs. No more than 128 cores at a time.