1. Short overview
Here we present a graphical user interface to Charon Extension Layer system - well established framework for computational jobs and application programs management within the generic Grid environment. Charon GUI offers simple and intuitive interface to predefined set of options required for seamless research work in Grid environment in graphical, highly useable and reliable way.
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Charon Extension Layer system, application portfolio, job management, Java, graphical user interface
The development of graghical frontend to all Charon Extension Layer system commands has been shown as a next logical step towards end users satisfaction to provide easy yet powerful way of utilization various Grid resources available worldwide. As the Charon GUI retains the simplicity and usability of the original, command line based Charon Extension Layer system and simultaneously includes a set of new, highly anticipated features, Charon GUI seems to be a potential candidate to influence the direction of Grid resources utilization in a day-to-day research.
4. Conclusions / Future plans
Charon GUI has been developed to provide interactive frontend towards distinct Grid niches and is ready for production release. The modular base of Charon system allows extensibility of Charon GUI too. The further planned development concerning Charon GUI will focus especially on the preparation of remote client version simultaneously with extension of supported grid environments.