M. Russell, G. Allen, G. Daues, I. Foster, E. Seidel, J. Novotny, J. Shalf, G. von Laszewski, "The Astrophysics Simulation Collaboratory: A Science Portal Enabling Community Software Development," Preprint ANL/MCS-P965-0202, February 2002. [pdf]
Grid Portals, based on standard Web technologies, are emerging as important and useful user interfaces to Computational and Data Grids. Grid Portals enable Virtual Organizations, comprised of distributed researches, to collaborate and access resources more efficiently and seamlessly. The Astrophysics Simulation Collaboratory (ASC) Grid Portal provides a framework to enable researchers in the field of numerical relativity to study astrophysical phenomenon by making use of the Cactus computational toolkit. We examine user requirements and describe the design and implementation of the ASC Grid Portal.