Some news for those of you interested in deploying computational portals. Purdue University announced today during the HUBbub 2010 user workshop that their HUBzero portal platform has been released as open source
Developed at Purdue, HUBzero is the YouTube of simulation tools-sort of a Swiss Army Knife for deploying and accessing computational research codes, and visualizing and analyzing results, all through a familiar Web browser interface. Built-in social networking features akin to Facebook create communities of researchers and educators in science, engineering, medicine, almost any field or subject matter and facilitate online collaboration, distribution of research results, training and education.
The open source release has all the software developed in setting up 20 hubs and growing. Besides nanotechnology, the existing hubs enable a wide spectrum of projects in science and engineering, health care research, social science and education. The hubs deliver hundreds of research tools, seminars and other materials to nearly a half million users each year, while helping to satisfy National Science Foundation and other grant funder cyberinfrastructure requirements.
You can find out more at HUBzero.org.