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Integrating existing software toolkits into VO system
Author(s): Chenzhou Cui; Yong-Heng Zhao; Xiaoqian Wang; Jian Sang; Ze Luo
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Paper Abstract

Virtual Observatory (VO) is a collection of interoperating data archives and software tools. Taking advantages of the latest information technologies, it aims to provide a data-intensively online research environment for astronomers all around the world. A large number of high-qualified astronomical software packages and libraries are powerful and easy of use, and have been widely used by astronomers for many years. Integrating those toolkits into the VO system is a necessary and important task for the VO developers. VO architecture greatly depends on Grid and Web services, consequently the general VO integration route is "Java Ready – Grid Ready – VO Ready". In the paper, we discuss the importance of VO integration for existing toolkits and discuss the possible solutions. We introduce two efforts in the field from China-VO project, "gImageMagick" and "Galactic abundance gradients statistical research under grid environment". We also discuss what additional work should be done to convert Grid service to VO service.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5493, Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550970
Show Author Affiliations
Chenzhou Cui, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Yong-Heng Zhao, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Xiaoqian Wang, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Jian Sang, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Ze Luo, Computer Network Information Ctr. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5493:
Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies
Peter J. Quinn; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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