The impact of the cases where an enhancement of the results was pursued by looking for processing power and speed have started to show up : the production of XMM mosaics is now possible in a sensible time scale and the Integral data can be now processed also in a reasonable amount of time.
On the other side, by developing RISA on the Grid, we are offering all the astronomy community with a powerful tool to process XMM-Newton data.
Users will only need a web browser to process data, no other local installation of HW or SW will be needed to process XMM-Newton data. This case also includes collaboration with other Grids: IFCA,Cantabria,Spain and INFN,Trieste,Italy.
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1. Short overview
The European Space Agency astronomy projects XMM-Newton and Integral have started to use Grid technology for two main purposes : result enhancement and as collaborative platform to cooperate with other Astronomy institutions.
Three cases in total are presented: 1) Scientific Analysis through Web Services in the Grid; 2) XMM mosaic construction; 3) Integral bulk processing. Cases 1) and 2) are for XMM-Newton and 3) is for Integral.
Both current status and future development are shown.
4. Conclusions / Future plans
Enhancement of results by using the Grid and usage of Grid as a collaborative way to obtain those results are now being achieved at the European Space Agency for astronomy projects. The aim is now to offer the Grid to more rojects and to reinforce the collaboration with other institutes.
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Web Services, workflows, astronomy, XMM-Newton, Integral, bulk reprocessing