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Application Portals: Practice and Experience
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (2002)
  • Mary Thomas, University of California at San Diego
  • Maytal Dahan, University of California at San Diego
  • Kurt Mueller, University of California at San Diego
  • Steve Mock, University of California at San Diego
  • Catherine Mills, University of California at San Diego
  • Ray Regno, University of California at San Diego
Abstract
The implementation of multiple Grid computing portals has led us to develop a methodology for Grid portal development that facilitates rapid prototyping and building of portals. Based on the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) Grid Portal Toolkit (GridPort) and the NPACI HotPage, all portals inherit interactive Grid services, share a single account and login environment, and share the infrastructure required to support and provide services used by each portal. We have demonstrated that the GridPort software can be used in production application portal environments, that the software can be configured to extend multiple sites. In this paper, we describe our experiences gained in building Grid portals and developing software for the Grid. We describe the architecture and design of the portal system, Grid services and systems employed, as well as the unique features of the system. We present descriptions of several application portals and the driving design choices. Finally, we discuss the new and emerging architecture system that being studied based on the Web services architecture.
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Publication Date
November, 2002
DOI
10.1002/cpe.694
Citation Information
Mary Thomas, Maytal Dahan, Kurt Mueller, Steve Mock, et al.. "Application Portals: Practice and Experience" Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Vol. 14 Iss. 13-15 (2002) p. 1427 - 1443 ISSN: 15320634
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/catherine-olschanowsky/6/