Name:Virtual Control Room
Description:An open source grid portal based on GridSphere and Web 2.0 technologies
Abstract:The VCR is an open source grid portal based on GridSphere and Web 2.0 technologies. The VCR fully supports the gLite middleware and Instrument Elements. The portal can be easily installed and either used as it is or customized to implement specific Virtual Research Environments. A powerful scripting environment and an application manager allow simplified and transparent access to the infrastructure to users. Interactive application support and a powerful tunneling technique allow the integration of both gridified and un-gridified applications in a single environment. The native integration of collaboration tools (eLogbook, Skype, EVO, etc.) makes the VCR a unique collaboration platform. The VCR is suitable for any kind of scientific or business application and for the associated user communities.