The XCAT Science Portal

This paper describes the design and prototype implementation of the XCAT Grid Science Portal. The portal lets grid application programmers script complex distributed computations and package these applications with simple interfaces for others to use. Each application is packaged as a notebook which consists of web pages and editable parameterized scripts. The portal is a workstation-based specialized personal web server, capable of executing the application scripts and launching remote grid applications for the user. The portal server can receive event streams published by the application and grid resource information published by Network Weather Service (NWS) or Autopilot sensors. Notebooks can be published and stored in web based archives for others to retrieve and modify. The XCAT Grid Science Portal has been tested with various applications, including the distributed simulation of chemical processes in semiconductor manufacturing and collaboratory support for X-ray crystallographers.

In  Scientific Programming

Publisher  IOS Press

Details

TypeArticle
URLiospress.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=1058-9244&volume=10&issue=4&spage=303
Pages303–317
Volume10
Number4
AddressAmsterdam, The Netherlands
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