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Although Cloud and Grid technologies offer unlimited computational power and storage capacity for scientific research and business activities in heterogeneous areas all over the world, actually using these technologies requires a closer interaction between various types of instruments accessible from the grid, on the one hand, and the classical grid infrastructure, on the other. The Instrument Element is a new Cloud/Grid component that solves the problem of coordinating interaction between the grid's instruments and infrastructure. This software provides the computational/data infrastructure with an abstraction of real instruments, and gives users a more interactive interface with which to control them. The Tiny Instrument Element is a piece of skeleton software that makes it easy to expose the functioning of a generic instrument via a Web Service interface. The term "tiny" refers not to the kind of instrument, but rather to the software implementation. The design is kept simple and intuitive, but hopefully not minimal.
For more information please refer to the the project home page: Instrument Element Project home page
- Installation Guide
- QuickStart Guide
- User Guide
- 3rd Party Software
- Resource Description: A small overview of the available resource.
jARC accessing ARC middleware
- jARC: accessing ARC middleware from Java.
Wiki pages that may help you to achieve your goals:
- Technical Background: What you need to know before jumping into the program
- First Steps: A general introduction with information on how to set up the working environment
- How to plug a new Instrument: A step-by-step guide to the implementation of a new instrument plug-in
- How to access and use the Web API: A step-by-step guide to accessing the instruments from the web
- How to use the Web Service API with Axis 1.4: Code example
- Access an Instrument using jOpera Workflow Engine: Code example
- Obtain a SwiNG Certificate for the Grid: Technical/political steps
- Install and Configure a SwiNG User Interface: Technical steps
- Service Concepts: Concepts for using the IE services
- Amazon ec2: example of usage of amazon ec2 services.
- XtremWeb-CH The Volunteer Computing Middleware
Lego Mindstorms NXT
- T1 Robot Documentation
- Setting up your Lego Mindstorm NXT Robot
- Notes for Lego Mindstorm NXT Developers
Technical Stuff for the project maintenance
- Useful Technical Information: How to build this wiki.
- How To Address the Feature Requests: Just a few free thoughts
- Generic GUI for Debugging Purpose: feature request [link]
- Automatic Testing for New Devices: feature request [link]
- Lego Mindstorm Example: feature request [link]
- Instrument Element and ARC: How to connect an instrument into the ARC Grid infrastructure