Why Scientific Workflows?

Scientific workflows are a flexible representation to declaratively express applications with data and control dependencies, and are mainstream in domains such as astronomy, physics, climate science, earthquake science, biology, and others. Learn more.

 

Our Vision

The SciTech research group aims to empower the scientific community by tightening the relations between the domain scientists and current computational resources. As a result, scientists can focus on their research questions, while our open-source tools provide the computational foundations to seamlessly run their experiments and analyses in local and distributed resources.

Automation

We provide tools to automate and advance scientific analyses from the scientist's desktop to clouds and world-class supercomputers. Learn more.

Reproducibility

We enable computational reproducible research via data provenance, and data and software preservation mechanisms. Learn more.

Big Data

Our tools automatically manage large volumes of data transfers between different computational resources and data repositories. Learn more.

Data Science

We provide tools to collect fine-grained performance data from experiments and the computational environment. Learn more.

Latest News

NSF Awards: Two $1 Million Grants to Support Data-Intensive Scientific Research
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Projects aim to improve scientific productivity and protect data from inadvertent errors   Lead by the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, two new $1 million awards from the National Science Foundation aim to … Read More

Seminar: Reducing the Human-in-the-Loop Component of the Scheduling of Large HTC Workloads
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A common characteristic to major physics experiments is an ever increasing need of computing resources to process experimental data and generate simulated data. The IN2P3 Computing Center (CC-IN2P3) provides its 2,500 users with about 35,000 cores and processes millions of … Read More

Mats Rynge featured in XSEDE ECSS profile series
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The Pegasus team is very proud of our Mats for his contributions to XSEDE ECSS.  Recently, XSEDE posted this story about Mats on their Facebook page:   Our ECSS profile series continues today with Mats Rynge from USC Information Sciences … Read More

ISI Research Director Ewa Deelman named IEEE Fellow
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  ISI research director Ewa Deelman has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Deelman, who also holds a faculty appointment as research professor of computer science at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, … Read More

NSF Award: In Situ Data Analytics for Next Generation Molecular Dynamics Workflows
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A recently funded NSF project aim to use Pegasus workflows for integrating Molecular Dynamics Simulation and analytics, so that changes in molecular properties can be detected quickly. The project also includes workflow experts from the University of Southern California Information Sciences … Read More

Seminar: Research and development of advanced information processing technologies and intelligent systems for supporting geosciences innovations
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Since October 2016, Rosa Filgueira has been working at the British Geological Survey (BGS) as a Senior Data Scientist. She is involved in a variety of national and international research projects where she applies different technologies from Data Science and … Read More

Seminar: The Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: Five Years Later
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In March of 2013 I visited ISI and presented on what was then the fledging Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC), an effort to provide the NSF community with cybersecurity expertise and leadership. It’s been nearly five years since and … Read More

Nobel Prize-winning discovery on Gravitational Waves came about with contributions from Pegasus
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  By Emily Gersema, USC News The Nobel Prize-winning discovery that gravitational waves exist in the universe, which in turn further confirmed Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, was made possible in part by a collaboration with USC computer scientists. … Read More