In this paper we discuss two of the major Grid portal solutions, the Open Grid Computing Environments Collaboratory (OGCE) and GridPortlets, both of which provide basic tools that portal developers can use to interact with Grid middleware when designing their own custom or application-specific Grid portals. We investigate and compare what each of these packages provides, discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and identify missing features vital for Grid portal development. The main purpose of this paper is to identify what current toolkits provide, reveal some of their limitations, and provide motivation for the evolution of Grid portal solutions. Application groups should find this paper useful in helping to choose an appropriate Grid portal toolkit for building their Grid portals rapidly in a flexible and modular way.
- Grid portal
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Computational Theory and Mathematics