Tuesday, May 16, 2006

NMI Release 9 and OGCE Version 2.0 Released

Cross-posted from The Grid Blog

From Grid Today: NSF Releases NMI-R9,
Providing new event diagnostic, privilege management and portal-building tools, the ninth release of the National Science Foundation Middleware Initiative (NMI-R9) makes further progress in addressing the challenge of collaborating online in a shared cyberinfrastructure environment. NMI-R9 is available to the public for downloading under open-source licenses at www.nsf-middleware.org.
New for this release is NMI-EDIT's End-to-END Diagnostic Discovery (EDDY) Toolkit that supports integrated analysis and diagnosis of distributed, layered and interdependent components and systems. "This release offers a critical step towards managing and troubleshooting the complex distributed environments that we're building to support science," said Ken Klingenstein, director of middleware and security at Internet2. "NMI-EDIT's EDDY Toolkit is a diagnostic model intended to encourage discussion and experimentation in this area."

OGCE Version 2.0 provides a complete toolkit for building science-portal gateways. Newly incorporated Sakai collaboration portlets provide access to their tools such as calendar scheduling, document sharing and chat functions. Also included are Grid portlet clients to the Globus Toolkit 4 services for credential acquisition, remote command execution, and remote file management. The release also features new portlets for Condor and the Storage Resource Broker and optional support for PURSe Grid account management. The OGCE portlet software and plugin modules are integrated with the GridSphere 2.1 portal container and include GridPort information and file management Web services, which may be deployed as separate "science gateway" services.

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