OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
The tools designed within the PROGRESS project
are available for you under an open source license. Watch this page for
updates on the release times and the new versions of the software.
Grid Service Provider
The PROGRESS Grid Service Provider package delivers independent
grid and informational services
for deployments in grid-portal environments. Services provided within the package
The GSP package is under constant research and enhancement. Other services and
mechanisms are planned to be incorporated into the package. They will get consistently
released in new versions. The current version 1.1 is available on this page
since November 2004.
It's available for download here.
- submission of single task and workflow computing jobs for
execution in the grid
- monitoring the execution of the submitted jobs
- analyzing the results and saving the history of computing experiments
- management of the application repositories
- delivery of short news services to web portals
- and management of service provider instances
Data Management System
The Data Management System enables creation of a distributed environment capable of storing and
enabling access to large amount of data such as the data used and produced by scientific computing
experiments performed in grids. With the DMS package it is possible to:
The data management is enabled through multiple distributed data brokers which provide a web services interface.
- store the data on various media type resources including generic file systems, tapes and relational databases
- access the data with the use of GridFTP, GASS and FTP protocols
- use metadata schemes to describe the stored data
- and enable mirrors of known scientific databases as parts of the DMS installation
The DMS package has been released in a form of a free download and can be downloaded
The grid, data and informational services provided by the GSP and DMS installations
are enabled by java portlets within the PROGRESS HPC Portal. The portlets delivering
job submission, application management, provider management, short news and data
broker services and applied into a portal system form a comfortable workplace
for grid users, application developers and grid-portal environment administrators.
The portlets developed in the scope of the PROGRESS project have been released under
an open source license in July and are available on this
The range of available portlets will be enlarged
continuously and their functionality will enhance with new mechanisms added to the services.