18 July 2014 ODI - Portal, Pipeline, and Archive (ODI-PPA): a web-based astronomical compute archive, visualization, and analysis service
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The One Degree Imager-Portal, Pipeline, and Archive (ODI-PPA) is a web science gateway that provides astronomers a modern web interface that acts as a single point of access to their data, and rich computational and visualization capabilities. Its goal is to support scientists in handling complex data sets, and to enhance WIYN Observatory's scientific productivity beyond data acquisition on its 3.5m telescope. ODI-PPA is designed, with periodic user feedback, to be a compute archive that has built-in frameworks including: (1) Collections that allow an astronomer to create logical collations of data products intended for publication, further research, instructional purposes, or to execute data processing tasks (2) Image Explorer and Source Explorer, which together enable real-time interactive visual analysis of massive astronomical data products within an HTML5 capable web browser, and overlaid standard catalog and Source Extractor-generated source markers (3) Workflow framework which enables rapid integration of data processing pipelines on an associated compute cluster and users to request such pipelines to be executed on their data via custom user interfaces. ODI-PPA is made up of several light-weight services connected by a message bus; the web portal built using Twitter/Bootstrap, AngularJS and jQuery JavaScript libraries, and backend services written in PHP (using the Zend framework) and Python; it leverages supercomputing and storage resources at Indiana University. ODI-PPA is designed to be reconfigurable for use in other science domains with large and complex datasets, including an ongoing offshoot project for electron microscopy data.
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Arvind Gopu, Arvind Gopu, Soichi Hayashi, Soichi Hayashi, Michael D. Young, Michael D. Young, Daniel R. Harbeck, Daniel R. Harbeck, Todd Boroson, Todd Boroson, Wilson Liu, Wilson Liu, Ralf Kotulla, Ralf Kotulla, Richard Shaw, Richard Shaw, Robert Henschel, Robert Henschel, Jayadev Rajagopal, Jayadev Rajagopal, Elizabeth Stobie, Elizabeth Stobie, Patricia Knezek, Patricia Knezek, R. Pierre Martin, R. Pierre Martin, Kevin Archbold, Kevin Archbold, } "ODI - Portal, Pipeline, and Archive (ODI-PPA): a web-based astronomical compute archive, visualization, and analysis service", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91520E (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057123; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057123
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