Cluster Computing

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 297–304 | Cite as

The Astrophysics Simulation Collaboratory: A Science Portal Enabling Community Software Development

  • Michael Russell
  • Gabrielle Allen
  • Greg Daues
  • Ian Foster
  • Edward Seidel
  • Jason Novotny
  • John Shalf
  • Gregor von Laszewski


Grid Portals, based on standard web technologies, are emerging as important and useful user interfaces to computational and data Grids. Grid Portals enable Virtual Organizations, comprised of distributed researchers to collaborate and access resources more efficiently and seamlessly. The Astrophysics Simulation Collaboratory (ASC) Grid Portal provides a framework to enable researchers in the field of numerical relativity to study astrophysical phenomenon by making use of the Cactus computational toolkit. We examine user requirements and describe the design and implementation of the ASC Grid Portal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Russell
    • 1
  • Gabrielle Allen
    • 2
  • Greg Daues
    • 3
  • Ian Foster
    • 1
    • 4
  • Edward Seidel
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jason Novotny
    • 5
  • John Shalf
    • 6
    • 3
  • Gregor von Laszewski
    • 4
  1. 1.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für GravitationsphysikAlbert-Einstein-InstitutGolmGermany
  3. 3.National Center for Supercomputing ApplicationsChampaignUSA
  4. 4.Argonne National LaboratoryChicagoUSA
  5. 5.Lawrence Barkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  6. 6.Lawrence Barkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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