The Vine Toolkit is a modular, extensible Java application and library development framework created by the authors of GridSphere's GridPortlets Project. Vine inherits and improves upon the Resources Model of GridPortlets and generalizes it for use in many application environments. Vine can be easily packaged and deployed for use in desktop, Java Web Start, Java Servlet 2.3 and Java Portlet 1.0 applications. Using the Vine Toolkit, one composes applications as collections of resources and services for utilizing those resources. The Vine Toolkit makes it possible to organize resources into a heirarchy of domains to represent one or more virtual organizations (VOs). Vine offers security mechanisms for authenticating end-users and authorizing their use of resources within a given domain. Other core features include an extensible task management model and transparent support for persisting information. Vine is developed at the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center in Poznan, Poland and receives funding from OMII-Europe, BEINGRID and other European Union funded projects.
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"The Vine Toolkit," Proceedings of the Grid Computing Environments (GCE) workshop. Held at the Reno Convention Center: Reno, Nevada: 11-12 November 2007.
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