Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

IT Services : High Performance Computing

Virtual Research Environments


Overview

There have been various versions of a 'Scientist's Workbench' or Virtual Research Environment (VRE) which aim to tie together handling of data, programs that run on that data and create new data, and the ability to run those programs on HPC esources. The aim of these is to create provenance - i.e. a result data set you reference in a paper would have an ID that could be traced back through the series of simulations and steps back for a full history, all done automatically through a web-based interface. This is not currently available at Loughborough.