Visualization Tool and Its Integration in a Gateway for Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Eva Pajorová
  • Ladislav Hluchý
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 87)


Thanks to e-infrastructures, researchers can collaborate, communicate, share resources, access remote equipment or computers and produce results as effectively as if they and the resources they require were physically co-located. However, to properly achieve those results, community-oriented e-science environments are required. E-sciences ask for developing user-friendly interfaces, which sophisticated implementations are also known as science gateway.

The science gateway is important component of many large-scale Earth, astronomical, environmental and natural disasters science projects. Developing the sciences portals and the science gateways is coverage of requirements of large scale sciences such as Earth science, astronomy and all sciences which are using grid, cloud or cluster computing and high-performance computing infrastructure. The paper shows the main position of visualization in Science Gateway and describes architecture of the Visualization Tool (VT), for astrophysics simulations and shows some examples. VT is integrated in the web portal, as is e-science gateway for astronomy and astrophysics.


Visualization tool web portal gateway grid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Pajorová
    • 1
  • Ladislav Hluchý
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsSlovak Academy of SciencesSlovakia

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