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Online Web-Based Science Gateway for Nanotechnology Research

  • Piotr Dziubecki
  • Piotr Grabowski
  • Michał Krysiński
  • Tomasz Kuczyński
  • Krzysztof Kurowski
  • Tomasz Piontek
  • Dawid Szejnfeld
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7136)

Abstract

The main objective of Science Gateways is to give users remote access to supercomputers and large-scale computing environments in an interactive, web-based and graphical manner. We present a tool, called Vine Toolkit, that has been successfully used as a core web platform for various Science Gateways. Vine Toolkit is a modular, extensible and easy-to-use tool as well as a high-level Application Programming Interface (API) for various applications, visualization components and building blocks. In a nutshell, it allows interoperability between many different HPC and grid technologies within the service layer. As a result, Vine Toolkit provides an ability to build a portal upon different HPC technologies working together to deliver a complete solution to the users. In this article, we briefly describe our most complex and feature-rich project – the Nanotechnology Gateway, as well as a set of tools relevant to advanced scientific portals, development of which was driven by various requirements defined by scientists and gathered in scope of the PL-Grid project.

Keywords

Science Gateway Web2.0 ABINIT Vine Toolkit Liferay Java Adobe Flex Material Science Nanotechnology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piotr Dziubecki
    • 1
  • Piotr Grabowski
    • 1
  • Michał Krysiński
    • 1
  • Tomasz Kuczyński
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Kurowski
    • 1
  • Tomasz Piontek
    • 1
  • Dawid Szejnfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.Poznań Supercomputing and Networking CenterPoznańPoland

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