EnginFrame - Cloud Portal

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EnginFrame - Grid Portal

EnginFrame is the most advanced, commercially supported Grid Portal in the industry, with a proven track record of successful production deployments within corporate networks and research Grids.

EnginFrame enables efficient Inter-/Intranet access to Grid-enabled infrastructures. HPC clusters, data, licenses, batch & interactive applications can be accessed by any client using a standard browser.

The open and evolutionary framework of EnginFrame is based on Java, XML and Web Services, and facilitates deployment of user-friendly, application- and data-oriented portals.

Users and administrators can easily submit and control Grid-enabled applications, as well as monitor workload, data, licenses from within the same user dashboard, hiding the heterogeneity and complexity of the native interfaces.

Enginframe architecture

 

NICE EnginFrame Highlights

  • Universal and flexible access to your Grid infrastructure

    EnginFrame provides easy access over intranet, extranet or the Internet using standard and secure Internet languages and protocols.

  • Interface to the Grid in your organization

    EnginFrame offers pluggable server-side XML services to enable easy integration of the leading workload schedulers in the market. Plug-In modules for all major Grid solutions including the Adaptive Computing Torque/MOAB, IBM LSF, Sun/Univa GridEngine, Altair PBS/Pro, EDG/gLite Globus-based toolkits, and provides easy interfaces to the existing computing infrastructure.

  • Security and Access Control

    You can give encrypted and controllable access to remote users and improve collaboration with partners while protecting your infrastructure and Intellectual Property (IP). This enables you to speed up design cycles while working with related departments or external partners and eases communication through a secure infrastructure.

  • Distributed Data Management

    The comprehensive remote file management built into EnginFrame avoids unnecessary file transfers, and enables server-side treatment of data, as well as file transfer from/to the user's desktop.

  • Interactive application support

    Through the integration with leading GUI virtualization solutions (including Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), VNC, VirtualGL and HP-RGS), EnginFrame enables you to address all stages of the design process, both batch and interactive.

  • SOA-enable your applications and resources

    EnginFrame can automatically publish your computing applications via standard WebServices (tested both for Java and  .NET interoperability), enabling immediate integration with other enterprise applications.

 

Business Benefits

The business rationale for adopting EnginFrame can be summarized in to four categories:

CategoryBusiness Benefits
User Productivity
  • Streamline and simplify batch & interactive workflows
  • Reduce training requirements for newer and occasional users
Infrastructure
  • Access HPC systemsanywhere, on any device
  • Leverage existing investments in HPC resources, scripting solutions and job
    schedulers
  • Simplify adoption of advanced policies, Grids and Clouds transparently to
    users
IT Management
and Security
  • Control who can do what, when and how
  • Protect data transfers with encryption
  • Monitor resources, jobs and license usage
Data Management
  • Reduce data transfers by leveraging caching, compression and remote file
    management
  • Transparently access all relevant data distributed in the HPC system
  • Reduce job failures with parameter checking and integrated “include file”
    management

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