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Development of NPACI Grid Application Portals and Portal Web Services
Cluster Computing (2003)
  • M. Thomas, University of Texas at Austin
  • J. Boisseau, University of Texas at Austin
  • M. Dahan, University of California at San Diego
  • Catherine Mills, University of California at San Diego
  • S. Mock, University of California at San Diego
  • K. Mueller, University of California at San Diego
Abstract
Grid portals and services are emerging as convenient mechanisms for providing the scientific community with familiar and simplified interfaces to the Grid. Our experiences in implementing computational grid portals, and the services needed to support them, has led to the creation of GridPort: a unique, integrated, layered software system for building portals and hosting portal services that access Grid services. The usefulness of this system has been successfully demonstrated with the implementation of several application portals. This system has several unique features: the software is portable and runs on most webservers; written in Perl/CGI, it is easy to support and modify; a single API provides access to a host of Grid services; it is flexible and adaptable; it supports single login between multiple portals; and portals built with it may run across multiple sites and organizations. In this paper we summarize our experiences in building this system, including philosophy and design choices and we describe the software we are building that support portal development, portal services. Finally, we discuss our experiences in developing the GridPort Client Toolkit in support of remote Web client portals and Grid Web services.
Keywords
  • GridPort,
  • HotPage,
  • grid,
  • portal,
  • web services
Disciplines
Publication Date
July, 2003
DOI
10.1023/A:1023566402391
Citation Information
M. Thomas, J. Boisseau, M. Dahan, Catherine Mills, et al.. "Development of NPACI Grid Application Portals and Portal Web Services" Cluster Computing Vol. 6 Iss. 3 (2003) p. 177 - 188 ISSN: 13867857
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/catherine-olschanowsky/5/