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Rapid: giving computational science a friendly face

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Rapid is a unique approach to quickly designing and delivering web portal interfaces for applications that require large amounts of computing resources or that need to run on specific servers. We will demonstrate the success of Rapid in a number of projects across a wide range of disciplines: brain imaging, chemistry, microscopy, engineering and seismology.

The Rapid approach consists of defining the resources, application use and user interface in one configuration file. This file is then validated and translated directly into a live portlet that can be inserted into a portal container. The whole process can be performed without any conventional programming. Rapid provides all the necessary components for handling compute-jobs. It knows how to handle remote files stores, monitor jobs, validate input, talk to Sun Grid Engine, Condor, PBS or just use a plain SSH connection.

Date and time: 
Wednesday, 16 September, 2009 - 14:30
Rm 5215, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Kings Buildings