The Grid-based Virtual Laboratory AMsterdam (VLAM-G), provides a science portal for distributed analysis in applied scientific research. It offers scientists remote experiment control, data management facilities and access to distributed resources by providing cross-institutional integration of information and resources in a familiar environment. The main goal is to provide a unique integration of existing standards and software packages. This paper describes the design and prototype implementation of the VLAM-G platform. In this testbed we applied several recent technologies such as the Globus toolkit, enhanced federated database systems, and visualization and simulation techniques. Several domain specific case studies are described in some detail. Information management will be discussed separately in a forthcoming paper.

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Afsarmanesh, H., Belleman, R. G., Belloum, A. S. Z., Benabdelkader, A., van den Brand, J. F. J., Eijkel, G., … Yakali, H. H. (2002). VLAM-G: a grid-based virtual laboratory. Sci. Programming, 10, 173–181.