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					                       The GridPP Portal
                         Progress & Plans


                 Sarah Marr & Dave Colling


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                       The GridPP Portal
      Outline
            • Introduction
            • Walkthrough of GridPP/CMS portal
            • Key features
            • Removing CMS specificity:
                 • CMS specifics in existing portal
                 • Suggested architecture for removal
                 • Development plans
            • Summary
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                       The GridPP Portal
      Introduction
            • GUIDO
                 • Grid User Interface – Demo. Only
            • Created for UK e-Science ‘all hands’
            • Two parts
                 • Job Submission Portal
                 • Map




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Walkthrough




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Walkthrough




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Walkthrough




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Walkthrough




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Walkthrough




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Walkthrough




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Walkthrough




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Walkthrough




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Walkthrough




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Key Features (1)
            • Access
                 • Widely accessible – no need for UI, etc.
                 • Sessions on same server are persistent
            • Security
                 • Browser certificate & valid proxy required
                 • Further server security to be implemented
            • Ease of use
                 • Fairly self-explanatory
                 • End-to-end workflow implemented

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                       The GridPP Portal
      Key Features (2)
            • Flexibility
                 • Files & jdl can be uploaded to server
                 • These need not be CMS specific


            • Which leads to…




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Removing CMS specifics (1)
            • Two main areas in existing portal:
                 • Job submission
                 • Job monitoring




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                       The GridPP Portal
      Removing CMS specifics (2)
            • Service availability
                Definition:
               • Depends on installation on server machine
                    ‘Service’ – a set of grid utilities,
                    databases Impala, BOSS…
               • May have UI, and protocols
               • Enable portal services accordingly
                    implemented for use in the
                    submission, monitoring, etc. of
            • Portal Architecture
                    jobs relating to a specific project,
               • Job description entries for available services
                    e.g. CMS, BABAR
               • ‘Submit job’ button is ‘hook’ for service cgi
               • ‘Execution details’ button, similarly

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                       The GridPP Portal
Portal (html/cgi)                           Services

                        Standard                     UI


                         CMS                    Impala-G…




                                                            Grid
     Core
                        BABAR                      BABAR


                        Other…                    Other…


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                       The GridPP Portal
      Summary
            • We already have…
                 • …a prototype portal for CMS jobs
            • We wish to develop a portal which is…
                 • …able to provide a standard interface
                 • …not tied to a specific project
                 • …flexible and extensible
                 • …easy to distribute as a core & ‘plug-ins’
            • Thank you for your time.

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