The first core communities belonging to the STARnet Federation are specialized on scientific visualization, cosmological simulation, stellar evolution and comets and meteoroid dynamical evolution. Their applications are developed and maintained into the following core sites which are (for more info see details):
INAF Astrophysical Observatory of Catania, Italy (OACT)
OACT developed VisIVO Science Gateway as a workflow enabled portal providing visualization and data management services to the scientific community by means of an easy-to-use graphical environment for accessing the full functionality of VisIVO Tools.
University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (UoP)
UoP Science Gateway supports the Large Simulation for Modified Gravity (LaSMoG) consortium to investigate large-scale modified gravity models.
INAF Astronomical Observatory of Teramo, Italy (OATE)
OATE Science Gateway aims at supporting the community of stellar evolutionary simulations accessing to a numerical code for stellar model computations.
INAF Astronomical Observatory of Trieste, Italy (OATS)
Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic (AI SAS)
AI SAS Science Gateway focuses on applications related to studies of small bodies in the Solar system: COMCAPT (Capture of comets from the interstellar space by the Galactic tide) and MESTREAM (Modelling the dynamical evolution of meteoroid stream).
Recently a new site has joined the federation as associated partner:
ViaLACTEA Science Gateway focuses on applications to exploit the new-generation surveys of the Galactic Plane from space missions and ground-based facilities, using novel data and science analysis paradigm based on 3D visual analytics and data mining framework, to build and deliver a quantitative 3D model of our VIALACTEA Galaxy as a star formation engine that will be used as a template for external galaxies and study star formation across the cosmic time.