What are potential applications to exploit the GlobusToolkit / Unicore installation at RRZE?
Although there are still some difficulties in getting the GlobusToolkit installation running, I’m wodering who will use it.
The GlobusToolkit is basically just a framework. Therefore, users probably have to spend some effort to make their applications GT4-aware … Just using GSIftp or SGIssh probably is not a big progress …
With Unicore, the situation might be slightly better as there is a nice GUI. However, also this GUI has to be extended by plugins written in Java to realy make progress. Just using the shell plugin does not really help. But at least, the Unicore client can easily be installed on the user’s system without requiering as host certificate or installing many hunderds MB as it is the case for GT4.
But anyway, my (current) feeling is that all grid services will have the same future as advanced debugger: ssh/slogin/scp will remain the tool of choise as printf will remain the most popular "debugger". But I’d be gladed to be convinced otherwise (by practial examples).