A Grid Application Toolkit and Testbed (GridLab)
The GridLab project is one of the biggest European research undertakings in the development of application tools and middleware for Grid environments. GridLab is funded by the European Commission under the 5th Framework Programme. GridLab will produce a set of application-oriented Grid services and toolkits providing capabilities such as dynamic resource brokering, monitoring, data management, security, information, adaptive services and more. Services are accessed using the Grid Application Toolkit (GAT). The GAT provides applications with access to various GridLab services, resources, specific libraries, tools, etc. in a way that the end-users and especially application developers can build and run applications on the Grid without needing to know details about the runtime environment in advance. Applications use the GAT through a fixed GAT API.