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The VLADA white paper: building an active Virtual Lab for Advanced Data Analysis

doi: 10.6062/jcis.2011.02.01.0031(Free PDF)


Murilo da S. Dantas, Reinaldo R. Rosa, Nilson Sant'Anna, Moacyr G. Cereja Jr, Thalita B. Veronese, Silvia Bianchi, Julia C. Rosa, Kiril M. Alexiev and Jose D.S. da Silva


This technical white paper describes the design and initial implementation of a virtual environment for straightforward and robust data analysis intended for students and researchers acting in science and technology. The Virtual Laboratory for Advanced Data Analysis (VLADA) aims to fill a growing demand for scientific mathematical and statistical tools validated and coupled with appropriate high performance computing infrastructure into a single computing environment available on the Web using advanced parallel processing and object-oriented programming. This work proposes to provide: (i) a detailed study on the feasibility of building a such virtual environment with large international access, and (ii) a description of a preliminary single prototype including a standard method for advanced time series analysis. The main steps taken to develop such a laboratory, including preliminary software engineering implementation, are shown in this paper.


Computational data analysis, virtual systems, advanced parallel processing, object-oriented programming, software engineering.


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