FUNCTIONALITY OF THE VIRTUAL LABORATORY




Global availability is one of the main terms of the virtual laboratory functionality. The Web Portal is a natural way to assure access to the heterogeneous and distributed virtual laboratory environment. The main tasks which should be performed by such portal are:
  • facilitating interface to order the computational tasks and real experiments on the scientific equipment,

  • allowing access to the data base with tasks results,

  • allowing to contact other VL users who work with similar problems,

  • assuring interface to the VL management for administrators and scientific equipment operators,

  • allowing access to the publications library which concerns research tasks performed in VL,

  • assuring communication between users and servers or equipment administrators.



CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY DEVELOPED IN VLAB PROJECT
  • Remote access to the scientific devices

  • WWW based user interface - VLAB portal

  • User defined Dynamic Measurement Scenarios

  • Data Management System (archive, browsing, search)

  • Advanced task flow management system

  • Support for interactive tasks

  • Resource accounting system

  • Advanced task scheduling, including human factor

  • Sample management system

  • Collaboration with GRID environments