Being this a new community a special care have to be put on making the path easier to the Grid newcomer. In order to meet this requirement we selected carefully a set of key applications to be ported and deployed a Grid portal called Virtual Control Room (VCR).
The first application selected was Elegant which is the typical application with high throughput computing requirements and which greatly benefits the possibility to run parametric jobs.
Users log in the portal which hides the complex details of the Grid. The portal first provides all the information needed to use the Grid and then simplifies access to all the resources in the VO and in particular the WMS and the LFC. The user just submit the job and download and visualize the results.
1. Short overview
ELETTRA is a multidisciplinary Synchrotron Light Laboratory in the AREA Science Park of Trieste. ELETTRA is open to researchers in diverse basic and applied fields. The laboratory is equipped with ultra-bright light sources in the spectral range from UV to X-rays and offers a stimulating and competitive environment to researchers from all over the world.
4. Conclusions / Future plans
The received feedback by the users of Elegant was enthusiastic. The experience gained will be reused in porting the rest of key applications and will pave the way to the involvement of the other light sources in the Grid world.
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