VAPOR, the Vo Administration and operations PORtal, is a generic tool to assist managers and support teams of grid user communities perform daily administrative and operational tasks. Targeted communities may typically be of small to medium size, have no or few dedicated IT support, have fragmented user groups, and may possibly make an opportunistic usage of the resources.
VAPOR is expected to help such communities sustain their model by mutualising the administrative and operational cost at the level of a Virtual Research Community or beyond, and to facilitate the outreach of new user communities by easing the administration and operations start up. This portal will be available to any community wishing to deploy it, and licensed as open source software.
The primary use case of this project will be the Life-Science Grid Community (LSGC), starting with the biomed Virtual Organization (VO), and mutualising this activity with other VOs of the LSGC.