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Developer: Distributed and Parallel Systems - University of Innsbruck

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Developer / company: Distributed and Parallel Systems - University of Innsbruck

Currently Grid application developers often configure available application components into a workflow of tasks that they can submit for executing on the Grid. We have developed the Abstract Grid Workflow Language (AGWL) for describing Grid workflow applications at a high level of abstraction.

AGWL has been designed such that the user can concentrate on specifying scientific applications without dealing with either the complexity of the Grid or any specific implementation technology such as Web/Grid services, software components or Java classes. AGWL is an XML-based language which allows a programmer to define a graph of activities that refer to computational tasks or user interactions. Activities are connected by control and data flow links. A rich set of constructs is provided to simplify the specification of Grid workflow applications (see below). Moreover, AGWL supports a generic high level access mechanism to data repositories.

  • Basic Control Flow Construct
    • Sequential constructs:
    • Conditional constructs:
    • Loop construct:
    • Directed Acyclic Graph construct:
  • Advanced Control Flow Construct
    • Parallel section constructs:
    • Parallel loop constructs:
  • Basic Data Flow Construct
    • Link activities' outputs to activities' inputs
  • Advanced Data Flow Construct
    • Access abstract data repositories (e.g. file systems, databases, etc.)

AGWL is the main interface to the ASKALON Grid application development environment and has been applied to numerous real world applications, such as WIEN 2k and Invmod/Wasim.

Related Publications

  • Thomas Fahringer, Jun Qin and Stefan Hainzer
    Specification of Grid Workflow Applications with AGWL: An Abstract Grid Workflow Language
    Proceedings of Cluster Computing and Grid 2005 (CCGrid 2005)
  • T. Fahringer, S. Pllana, and A. Villazon
    AGWL: Abstract Grid Workflow Language
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science, Programming Paradigms for Grids and Metacomputing Systems, Krakow, Poland, June 2004. Springer-Verlag.
  • Jia Yu and Rajkumar Buyya
    A Taxonomy of Workflow Management Systems for Grid Computing
    Technical Report, GRIDS-TR-2005-1, Grid Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory, University of Melbourne, Australia, March 10, 2005

Askalon pictureAskalon works with the following file extensions:

Note: You can click on any file extension link from the list below, to view its detailed information. The list of extensions used or otherwise associated with the application may not be complete, because many common file extensions on our website, such as jpg (pictures) or txt (text files), can be opened by a large number of applications, or are too general file format. However most, if not all directly associated file extensions should be listed with its appropriate program. Although its likely, that some file extensions may be missing from the list of associated file extensions with the application, yet they can be opened, be part of, or otherwise be associated with the program.

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This table might not contain all possible associated or supported file types or may contain incorrect data.
If you need more information please contact the developers of Askalon (Distributed and Parallel Systems - University of Innsbruck), or check out their product website.

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