Grid Tools


Development of software to facilitate computing in a grid environment is an active computer science research activity.  As these tools become sufficiently well developed, more of them will be deployed in the WestGrid environment.  Currently, grid technology allows users to connect within WestGrid using grid certificates rather than passwords, and to efficiently transfer file among the systems.  Grid certificates are also used to access the usage accounting statistics at

Explore the links below to learn more about how grid certificates and file transfer tools can be used in the WestGrid environment.

Grid certificates and proxies

Grid Certificates

Grid Proxies

Grid job submission

Grid Moab (still in an experimental stage)

Grid file transfer tools




Updated 2009-02-18.