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University Technology Malaysia

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GridMACS Portal is a portal for Molecular Dynamics Simulation for GROMACS with Globus Toolkit (GT4) middleware and SGE job scheduler. It is a grid-enabled web portal with the aim of providing GUI for GROMACS and running a molecular dynamics simulation in a grid environment. Creation of this portal will provide a GUI based user-friendly environment that will assist biologist in providing them the availability and usability. GridMACS will serve as an initial proof of concept and in the future will subsequently become a platform for other bioinformatics tools to be implemented on a grid platform as a portlet
application. The portal is easily accessible via the Internet on any browsers at http://www.gridmacs.fbb.utm.my:8080/gridsphere/gridsphere.

Usecase for Vine: 

Vine is used for its credential, file and job manager. An addition to the job manager that had been included is the Upload button where users have the option of using the File Popup Browser instead of the previous option which only allowed filling in the details on the field provided. The popup file browser adds usability to the portal.

Basic use case:
1. user keys in passphrase at credential manager.
2. user goes to job manager and submits a simulation job by specifying (or selecting from file browser) executables needed to run simulation.
3. user is able to check job status from job listing on job manager.
4. user can obtain output files from file manager and download/delete them.

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Submitter: 
Elizabeth Chia

Electronics, Telecomunications and Technology Information Faculty, Bucharest

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The project consists of an intranet e-Learning system with a Globus GT4 backend. It makes heavy use of the GT4 Replica service and the GT4 authentication and authorization mechanisms.

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The Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology Faculty here in Bucharest, Romania, uses Vine in
order to coordinate a Globus GT 4 grid designed as a collaborative grid for an e-learning project. Vine allows us to manage the system's users in an integrated way across the grid and also to monitor and make better use of the distributed file system the e-learning solution is using. We have also been able to alter its behaviour so it
can provide a single sign-on environment (via a replicated Tomcat session) in which a logged user has access to both the GT4 portlets and the e-learning solution.

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Submitter: 
Mircea DEACONU

FedStage Systems

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Flowify is a common name for a software stack for Grid-aware workflow management developed by FedStage Systems, PSNC (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center) and EADS Innovation Works within the BEinGRID EU funded project ( BE23 - wow2green experiment).

More details could be found at Gridipedia.

Usecase for Vine: 

Vine Toolkit is used in two places in the architecture: in the wow2green portal and within the Vine web service component.
Vine Toolkit components used in portal:

  • Workflow Manager – general component used to interact with different workflow management solutions through common API; in case of the wow2green solution kepler plugin was introduced
  • Role Manager – role management component which allows to manage role based access within the portal regarding GUI elements and accessible actions and also to define role based access policies regarding data managed through logical file manager component
  • File Manager – File Manager component which allows to interact with different data management systems (among other ones exposed by grid enabled resources) by means of common API
  • Portal Security Component – used for portal user certificates and proxies management, together with the Certificates generation module allows to automatic certificate generation for registered portal users
  • Portal User Management – used for portal users management, user registration in the portal; together with the MS Active Directory plugin it enables to use exiting users in the given organisation to make the integration easier with the existing IT environment (it is also possible to use some existing LDAP service it desired)

Vine web service – web service which exposes some subset of functionality of the Vine Toolkit component to external systems/services – regarding AC1 Job and File Manager, the web service is used by kepler actors to interact with grid enabled resources.

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Submitter: 
Piotr Domagalski

PSNC

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BEinGRID, Business Experiments in GRID, is the European Union’s largest integrated project funded by the Information Society Technologies (IST) research, part of the EU’s sixth research Framework Programme (FP6).
The BEinGRID consortium is composed of 95 partners who are running 25 Business Experiments (BEs) designed to implement and deploy Grid solutions in industrial key sectors.

Usecase for Vine: 

Vine is used in BEinGRID Activity1 Portal Cluster Demo Portal as an example of BEinGRID generic component implementation. Vine is also used by Business Experiment 23 - "Workflows On Web2.0 for Grid Enabled infrastructures in complex Enterprises" (wow2green) as a core part of whole project infrastructure.

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Piotr Grabowski

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

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Our project is an ongoing grid portal E-Science community collaboration project involving several academic and private institutions specializing in health, genetics, pharmaceuticals, real-time information system and high performance computing funded by the Malaysian government.

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Vine Toolkit is utilized as the main utility and development tool for our grid portal project that mainly provides user interface to search resources and metadata within multiple virtual organizations ranging from bio informatics with extensive and massive database to high performance computing sites.

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Submitter: 
Dani Adhipta

PSNC

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To complement the conventional experimental and engineering approaches, computer-based simulations of complex natural phenomena and complex man-made artifacts are increasingly employed across a wide range of sectors. Typically, such simulations require computing environments which meet very high specifications in terms of processing units, primary and secondary storage, and communication. Supercomputers constitute the de facto technology to deliver the required specifications. Acquiring, operating and maintaining supercomputers involve considerable costs, which many organizations cannot afford. The working assumption of the QosCosGrid project is that a grid could be enhanced by suitable middleware to provide features and performance characteristics that resemble those of a supercomputer. We refer to such a grid as quasi-opportunistic supercomputer. The QosCosGrid projects aim is to develop such a system.

Usecase for Vine: 

Vine is used in QosCosGrid testbed portal http://node2.qoscosgrid.man.poznan.pl . The main point of interest in Vine functionalities for this portal are Credential-, File- and Job-management with DSP support.

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Submitter: 
Piotr Grabowski

Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ukraine

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Our institution participates in the National Project of Creation and Development of Ukrainian Academic Grid (UAG) Infrastructure (http://uag.bitp.kiev.ua/). We are creating a science gateway to provide an access to UAG resources and developing the tools to implement some engineering packages in grid.

Usecase for Vine: 

Vine Toolkit is used to access gLite resources and to run simple tasks using VT's portlets.
We are also developing portlets to run some engineering packages in gLite MW. Here VT is used as a library to implement the interaction with gLite resources and to integrate our portlets in a portal (GridSphere) environment.

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Submitter: 
Alexander Romaniuk

PSNC

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EUFORIA project
The EUFORIA project will provide a comprehensive pan-European framework and infrastructure for core and edge transport and turbulence simulation, linking grid and High Performance Computing (HPC), to the fusion modeling community. The project will enhance the modeling capabilities for ITER and future fusion devices through the adaptation, optimization and integration of a set of critical applications for edge and core transport modeling targeting different physics requiring the installation of different computing paradigms (serial and parallel grid computing and HPC). A novel aspect is the dynamic coupling and integration of codes and applications running on a set of heterogeneous platforms into a single coupled framework through a workflow engine, a mechanism needed to provide the necessary level of integration in the physics applications. Codes will be adapted to serial and parallel grid computing infrastructures as well as HPC computing. The coupling of codes will be performed through a scientific workflow approach where the integration process is performed through an execution engine external to the physics codes themselves. The development of the integration facility is based on existing workflow tools. As an integration platform Kepler workflow engine has been selected, integration with grid and HPC infrastructure will part of Migrating Desktop Platform.

Usecase for Vine: 

Vine Toolkit is being integrated with the server part of Migrating Desktop Platform - Roaming Access Server (RAS). RAS provides services for Kepler to enable usage of UNICORE, int.eu.grid, gLite middleware and possible other services in the future, like GT4.

Usage of UNICORE is being done via Vine Toolkit libraries.

Simple use case:

  • user transfers input files and executable to Storage,
  • user submits a job specyfing this executable and output files,
  • user checks job status,
  • if status done, user download the results (this action can be performed in any timeframe, undefined number of times),
  • user deletes job/outputs.
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Submitter: 
Marcin Płóciennik