Apache Promotes Airavata to Top-Level Project

Apache Airavata helps manage long-running applications and workflows across local and remote resources.

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) recently announced that Apache Airavata has become a Top-Level Project, which, according to the announcement, signifies that “the Project’s community and products have been well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic process and principles.”

According to the Apache Software Foundation Blog, Apache Airavata is designed to abstract out the complexities in accessing computational resources, provides APIs, sophisticated server-side tools, and graphical user interfaces to construct, execute, control, and manage long-running applications and workflows on distributed resources, including local clusters, supercomputers, national grids, and academic and commercial clouds. Early adopters of Apache Airavata include Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

According to the announcement, the Airavata framework is a minimalist architectural design – consisting of modular, componentized software – which is easy to install, maintain, and use. This service-oriented architecture helps Airavata blend into diverse software systems.

Apache Airavata software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a team of active contributors to the project. Apache Airavata source code and documentation are available online.