Scientific ReproducibilityΒΆ

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The scientific reproducibility of computational workflows is a fundamental concern when conducting scientific investigations. Here, we outline our approach to increasing scientific confidence in DALiuGE workflows. Modern methods create a deterministic computing environment through careful software versioning and containerization. We suggest testing equivalence between carefully selected provenance information to complement such approaches.

Doing so allows any workflow system which generates identical provenance information can claim to re-create some aspect of the original workflow execution. Drops provide component-specific provenance information at runtime and throughout graph translation.

Additionally, a novel hash-graph (BlockDAG) method captures the relationships between components by linking provenance throughout an entire workflow. The resulting signature completely characterizes a workflow allowing for constant time provenance comparison.

We refer a motivated reader to the related thesis.