GRIDportal is a Web-based application portal that acts as a frontend to GRID computing.
Use of GRIDportal does not require any knowledge of Unix nor GRID computing whatsoever. All the user needs to know is how to use the given application, so the step from desktop computing to GRID computing should thus become a much smaller one than it otherwise would be.
GRIDportal, written in Python and based on Webware for Python, is meant to be modular, which allows quick development of plugins for new applications.
GRIDportal is built on top of NorduGrid/ARC middleware and depends on the middleware to function. This relationship between GRIDportal and NorduGrid/ARC also allows a user to access the entire NorduGrid network through GRIDportal (provided the user has the necessary credentials), thus making GRIDportal a gateway to a whole range of different GRID sites.
GRIDportal was born from Jonas Lindemann's LUNARC Application Portal and is distributed under the GPL licence.