The g-Eclipse project aims to build an integrated workbench framework to access the power of existing Grid infrastructures. The framework will be built on top of the reliable eco-system of the Eclipse community to enable a sustainable development. The framework will provide tools to customize Grid users’ applications, to manage Grid resources and to support the development cycle of new Grid applications. Therefore, already existing tools (such as the Migrating Desktop, the GridBench suite, the Grid Visualisation Kernel (GVK), …) will be integrated.
The project will aim for general Grid workbench tools that can be extended for many different Grid middlewares (such at gLite, UNICORE, Globus toolkit), starting with implementations for the gLite middleware. The project will use existing Grid infrastructure from projects like int.eu.grid or EGEE.
The g-Eclipse consortium consists of 6 partners from 5 different European countries, being either experts in Grid or Eclipse technology. Details about the partners can be found here.
After the project, access to the power of Grid infrastructures will be more intuitive and simpler than is possible nowadays.
- Grid application users will be able to access the Grid with standardized, but customized user-friendly interfaces
- Grid resource providers can reduce the cost of operation while the complexity of the Grid is reduced with supporting tools
- Grid application developers will be empowered to speed up the development cycle of new Grid applications