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SSSO is developing and end-to-end modeling Workflow Tool for NASA scientists and researcherthat is built on top of a popular tool developed by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWFs. Tailored to the computing environment, scientific codes, and specific needs of the NASA modeling community, the Workflow Tool is designed to configure, run, monitor, and manage complex model experiments through a user-friendly GUI interface. The interface eliminates the need for a researcher to log in to a system terminal and execute commands and provides centralized, ready access to experiment set-up and results
images above show two screen views in the Workflow Tool - an annotated
example of the Workflow Tool's main interface (LEFT) and the graphical
interface for the Workflow Tool's scheduler.
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The Workflow Tool coordinates task scheduling such as source check-out, building, execution, post-processing, and visualization and then allows researchers to view results, compare experiments, and share experiments with other members of the community. A prototype of the Workflow Tool is currently in alpha testing. SSSO hopes to continue refining and customizing the Workflow Tool so that anyone wishing to run modeling experiments can run them quickly and efficiently. An experiment database may be extended, and workflow GUI components may be contributed and integrated. Scientists and researchers would then be able to spend less time on configuration requirements and more time generating scientific results.
Image left: Two Workflow
Tool experiments with configuration differences highlighted.
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