Apache Airavata is a software framework for executing and managing computational jobs and workflows on distributed computing resources including local clusters, supercomputers, national grids, academic and commercial clouds. Airavata is dominantly used to build Web-based science gateways and assist to compose, manage, execute, and monitor large scale applications (wrapped as Web services) and workflows composed of these services.

Airavata, (pronounced I-rAa-Va-Thah) is a mythical multi-tasked elephant with three heads and six ivory tusks, it is often depicted at the Gateway to Clouds. Airavata is choosen as the name for this multifaceted software which builds gateways to clouds and grids.

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