[seek-dev] ecogrid registry

Jing Tao tao at nceas.ucsb.edu
Wed Jun 18 11:26:41 PDT 2003

Hi, Matt:

I would like to experiment with this Grid. Would you please generate a GIS 
certificate for me and give me more details about the connection?



On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Matt Jones wrote:

> One of my tasks is to work on getting the EcoGrid registry up and 
> running (bug 1040).  I have been evaluating the use of the Grid 
> technologies, and in particular Globus Toolkit 3.0, for this service 
> (bug 1061).   I have managed, with considerable difficulty, to install 
> the gt3beta release of Globus Toolkit on ecogrid.ecoinformatics.org, and 
> I have set up a certificate authority there for generating GSI 
> certificates.  The GT3 release has a built in metadata management 
> facility (Information Services), as well as a Registry implementation. 
> This seems to work as advertised, although I do not yet understand the 
> toolkit well-enough to fully evaluate it.  It is a rich, complicated 
> system and it'll take a while to fully understand it.
> One thing that would be useful would be to test the registry by trying 
> to register some services that we might be putting up for EcoGrid.  The 
> two that come to mind are 1) the Query Service, and 2) the Taxonomic 
> Name Resolution Service.  To do this, these services will need to 
> implement a couple of Grid specific methods.  I would like to explore 
> adding these into our interface definitions.  Dave -- do you think this 
> would be a problem in any way for the Query Service or the Name 
> Resolution service?  The methods needed are described in the Globus 
> documentation [1]. Or alternatively we could extend their implementaiton 
> classes which provides much of this functionality.  Once we have a WSDL 
> describing the service, we could then just register the WSDL.
> If you'd like to experiment with this Grid, please let me know and I can 
> generate a GSI certificate for you and let you know the connection 
> details for the GT3beta install.
> Matt
> [1] Java Programmer's Guide Core Framework 
> http://www-unix.globus.org/toolkit/3.0beta/ogsa/docs/java_programmers_guide.html

Jing Tao
National Center for Ecological
Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
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