Project ADAMANT (Adaptive Data-Aware Multi-domain Application Network Topologies) brings together a multi-campus research team and two successful software tools to address the challenges of integrating workflow-driven science applications and dynamic networking infrastructures that link campus, institutional and national resources to solve scientific problems.

The software tools employed are Pegasus workflow management system and ORCA resource control framework, developed for the National Science Foundation’s Global Environment for Network Innovation (GENI) initiative. The integration of Pegasus and ORCA enables powerful application-driven and data-driven virtual topology embedding into multiple institutional and national substrates (providers of cyber resources, like computation, storage and networks).

Project ADAMANT leverages ExoGENI, an NSF-funded GENI test bed, as well as national research and education network providers of on-demand bandwidth services (NLR, Internet2, and ESnet, and existing Open Science Grid computational resources to create elastic, isolated environments to execute complex distributed tasks. This approach improves the performance of workflow-driven applications and, by including data movement planning into the application workflow, enables new capabilities for distributed data-driven scientific applications.

Project Team

  • Ilya Baldin, Project Lead
  • Claris Castillo
  • Chris Heermann
  • Fan Jiang
  • Anirban Mandal
  • Jonathan Mills
  • Victor Orlikowski
  • Paul Ruth
  • Charles Schmitt
  • Yufeng Xin


  • Duke University
  • University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute


National Science Foundation