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Use cases


In this list, the 23 astrophysical use cases are given together with the responsible person,
basic features, and a link to more detailed information. The use cases are designed to serve
as typical astrophysical test applications of the AstroGrid-D structure.

Phase 1 Usecases:  Applications with atomic structure


  Name Software
Requirements
Features
UC1 NIRVANA
Details (eng.)
Udo Ziegler (AIP)
Code to solve the
magnetohydrodynamical equations
C/C++,
HDF5,
 MPI,
make
CPU mode: single/parallel
Runtime: days-weeks
RAM: < 50 GB
Disk space: 20 GB
UC2 AMIGA
Alexander Knebe (AIP)
Nbody code
ANSI C,
make
CPU mode: single
Runtime: weeks-months
RAM: < 3 GB
Disk space: 20 GB
UC3 NBODY6++  (phi-GRAPE)
Rainer Spurzem, Peter Berczik (ZAH)
xnbody visualization (with FZ Jülich)
Fortran77,
C, MPI,
make,
PBS,
Globus, Gridway
CPU mode: single/parallel
Runtime: days-weeks
RAM: < 1 GB
Disk space: < 3 GB, use of GRAPE (phi-GRAPE variant)
UC4 DYNAMO
Detlef Elstner (AIP)
Introduction - Code to solve the
turbulent dynamo equations

Fortran90,
make
CPU mode: single
Runtime: hours-days
RAM: 0.5 GB
Disk space: < 10 GB
UC6 GADGET
Harry Enke (AIP)
Nbody Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics code
gmake,
GSL,
FFTW,
HDF5,
C, MPI 
CPU mode: parallel
Runtime: days-weeks
RAM: 0.5 GB
Disk space: < 3 TB
UC12 GEO600
Thomas Radke (AEI)
Gravitational Waves Analysis
C/C++, Fortran,
Java, make,
Globus,
Condor,
Matlab
CPU mode: multi-threaded, not MPI
Runtime: hours
RAM: 0.003 GB
Disk space: < 0.01 GB


Phase 2 Usecases: Applications with complex workflows and/or advanced I/O requirements



Name   Software
Requirements

Features 
  UC5 CACTUS
Thomas Radke (AEI)
General Solver Environment
CVS, perl, C/C++,
Fortran90, MPI,
HDFs,  BLAS,
LAPACK, GSL,
PETSc
CPU mode: single/parallel
Runtime: hours-days
RAM: 1 GB
Disk space: <3 TB
  UC7 ASTROMATCH
Arthur Carlson (MPE)
Astrometric Matching in StarGlobe
Java 1.5,
AstroGrid-D data
 stream management,
astrophysical archives,
GT4
CPU mode: single
Runtime: minutes-hours
RAM: 0.25 GB
Disk space:  dep. on archive
  UC8 CLUSTERFINDER
Arthur Carlson (MPE)
Source Identification in RASS/SDSS
Linux; Fortran,
gcc, Perl,
Python, Java,
RASS, SDSS,
Conesearch, make, Globus2.4.x

CPU mode: single
Runtime:
RAM: 0.1 GB
Disk space:  < 20 GB
  UC9 VIRTUAL TELESCOPE
Gerhard Lemson (MPE)
Telescope simulation applied to
simulation data
Linux, Fortran90,
C++, gcc,
Ant, make,
GPL, Java
CPU mode: single
Runtime:
RAM: 0.001 GB
Disk space: 0.003 GB
  UC10 MILLENIUM QUERY
Arthur Carlson (MPE)
Remote dataset filtering, retrieval
using a database
Database,
MS SQL server,
Java, Ant,
VOPlot
CPU mode: single
Runtime: minutes
RAM: 1 GB
Disk space: 1GB
 
UC11 MILL. POSTPROCESSING
Arthur Carlson (MPE)
Postprocessing of S Simulations
C,
IDL
CPU mode:
Runtime:
RAM:
Disk space: 20 GB
UC13 SED CLASSIFICATION
Arthur Carlson (MPE)
Comparison of theoretical
and observed
Spectral Energy Distributions
Java 1.5,
AstroGrid-D data
 stream management,
astrophysical archives,
GT4
CPU mode: single
Runtime: minutes-hours
RAM: 0.25 GB
Disk space: dep on archive
UC14 STELLA
Thomas Granzer (AIP)
Grid integration of a robotic telescope
Perl CPU mode: single
Runtime: minutes-hours
RAM: 0.5 GB
Disk space: 1 TB
UC15 PLANET
Joachim Wambsganss (ZAH)
Use case currently
not further considered


UC16 FRINGE
Jürgen Steinacker (ZAH)
Interactive processing of
Very Large Telescope
Interferometer data
IDL,
C++
CPU mode: single
Runtime: minutes
RAM: 3 GB
Disk space: 1 GB
UC17 PROC
Hans-Martin Adorf (MPA)
Grid version of Planck process
coordinator software
C++,
Fortran,
IDL
CPU mode: multiple
Runtime: hours-days
RAM: 10 GB
Disk space: 1 GB
  UC18 CACTUS MONITORING
Thomas Radke (AEI)
Providing metadata of Cactus
runs on monitoring web pages
CVS,Perl,
C/C++,Fortran90,
MPI,HDF5,
BLAS,LAPACK,
GSL,PETSc
CPU mode: multiple
Runtime: hours-weeks
RAM: all avail.
Disk space: < 3 TB
  U19 GALAXY MERGERS
Hans-Martin Adorf (MPA)
Compare galaxy images and galaxy
merger simulation images
 C CPU mode: parallel
Runtime:
RAM: 10 GB
Disk space: < 1 TB
  U20 The Nature of Dark Energy
Stefan Gottlöber (AIP)
 
  U27 OpenTel - An Open Network for Robotic Telescopes
Frank Breitling (AIP)
Requires VO management of the Globus Toolkit and a central information service like Stellaris. Telescopes and computers are provided as grid resources by the participants.
U28 HaloFinder AHF - identifies dark matter halos around simulated galaxies
Steffen Knollmann (AIP)

POSIX; C99
CPU mode: parallel (MPI)
Runtime: hours
RAM: 3 GB
Disk space: 32 GB