Grid Enabled SOAP Portal

The Aerospace Corporation Computer Science, 2006-07

Liaison(s): Joseph Betser, John Coggi, Brooks Davis ’98, Dave Stodden, Mark Thomas
Advisor(s): Robert Keller
Students(s): Thomas Barr, Chris Byron (PM: S), Ben Lickly, Carl Nygaard (PM: F), Kyle Roberts

The Clinic team created a platform-independent portal that enables a highly-parallel version of SOAP (Satellite Orbit Analysis Program) to be accessible to a wide community of users for the first time. Heretofore, a user of the parallel version of SOAP would need to be a conversant with UNIX commands and other technical aspects of grid computing. Using the team’s portal, the power of grid-enabled SOAP is accessible through a simple web interface.