What are Science Gateways?
Science Gateways are frameworks (or toolsets) which incorporate applications, data and tools to enable running applications on Grid infrastructures. They also provide services to support, upload, search, manage and download (or share) applications and data. The gateways are integrated via portals or sets of applications. Gateways enable user communities associated with a common discipline to use compute and data resources through a common graphical user interface in an easy and intuitive way. As a result, users can focus on their applications instead of learning and managing the complex underlying infrastructure.
The SCI-BUS project aims to ease the life of e-Scientists by creating a new science gateway customisation methodology based on the generic-purpose gUSE/WS-PGRADE portal family. The customised science gateways will enable scientists to focus on their work and exploit resources of main Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs) without the need to deal with the underlying infrastructures' details.
The project will provide gateway services for various types of user communities and for various NGI user communities. The gateway services will enable unified access to and seamless integration of the underlying networking, computing and data infrastructures and services for all the major DCI infrastructures used in Europe.
Already available science gateways