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NanoMD, LAMMPS, SIMPL and Anelli support in PL-Grid portal

Vine Toolkit PL-Grid installer for PL-Grid project [ https://portal.plgrid.pl ] has been extended of four web applications giving the PL-Grid users oportunity to submit, monitor and control their HPC tasks with easy to use web interfaces.

ABINIT, Quantum ESPRESSO, NAMD and NWChem support in PL-Grid portal

Vine Toolkit PL-Grid installer for PL-Grid project [ https://portal.plgrid.pl ] has been extended of four web applications giving the PL-Grid users oportunity to submit, monitor and control their HPC tasks with easy to use web interfaces.

There is included support for:
- ABINIT (http://www.abinit.org/)
- Quantum ESPRESSO (http://www.quantum-espresso.org/)
- NAMD (http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/namd/)
- NWChem (http://www.nwchem-sw.org/)

New simplified Certificate Manager for PL-Grid Plus Project

Taking into account PL-Grid users responses and complaints we prepared and deploy new simplified version of the Certificate Manager application. User has no longer to activate the exported credential in Credential Manager and the process of export was shortened to 2 simple steps.

Certificate Manager updated

Certificate Manager project has been updated. New features has been added: certificate configuration from p12 and jks keystore files or from web browser keystores (Internet Explorer, Firefox), minor fixes to the look and feel. Documenatation is also updated - read the article here.

Support for GRMS 3.0

We are pleased to announce that Vine Toolkit has now plugin for GRMS 3.0. Jobs can be submitted to the broker using JSDL description language. New article is present in the documentation which describes the configuration of the plugin. Take a look here to read the article.

Tomcat 6 support

Vine Toolkit is prepared now to work with Tomcat 6 servlet container. To use the feature it is enough to set container type in the currently used installer to 'tomcat_6_x' value and have Tomcat 6 installed in the target path. The changes involved different components so it is required to update your Vine sources against the svn repository. Different installation types were checked and validated with success after changes:

- Liferay 5.2.3 + Tomcat 5
- Liferay 5.2.3 + Tomcat 6
- GridSphere 3.1 + Tomcat 5
- GridSphere 3.2 + Tomcat 5
- GridSphere 3.2 + Tomcat 6

Job manager - filtering and deleting jobs

New feature in Job Manager, responding to your requests we have added a possibility to filter and delete jobs in the Job Manager component. Also new enhancements are on the way, including messaging application and paging for the job listing.
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New feature of File Manager in Liferay

Liferay portlets' file systems was integrated with Vine's FileManagerApp portlet.
Now You can manage files from Liferay's:

  • Message Board
  • Wiki

using Vine's FileManagerApp portlet.
More details here.

New development tasks for the nearest future

Currently we are focused on improving and updating the following parts of Vine:

  • adding support for Tomcat 6 and Liferay 6,
  • implementing messaging for the BlazeDs/Flex components,
  • migrating to the Flex 4 since it is the latest stable version of Flex.

Access to the gsi-ssh resources with GSI-SSHTerm

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Lately we integrated GSI-SSHTerm applet into Vine portal. We prepared a dedicated resource ( gridSshResource ) to provide information about gsi-enabled ssh hosts. Additionally we configure applet in the runtime to autoconnect to the first host on the resources list ( with a user name and default credential taken from the Vine user session in the portal ). More details here.

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