What is HUBzero?
HUBzero is a platform used to create dynamic web sites for scientific research and educational activities. With HUBzero, you can easily publish your research software and related educational materials on the web. Powerful middleware serves up interactive simulation and modeling tools via your web browser. These tools can connect you with rendering farms and powerful Grid computing resources.
Minimum System Requirements
HUBzero installations require one or more dedicated physical hosts running Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.
Other distributions might theoretically work with some modification, although they would be totally unsupported.
A typical starter HUBzero installation might consist of a single physical server with dual 64-bit quad-core CPUs, 16 Gigabytes of RAM and a terabyte of disk
It is possible to run HUBzero inside of a virtual machine such as ones created by VMware and VirtualBox. While fully functional there will would significant performance and resource limitations in such an environment.
This document and the installation of a HUBzero system has a target audience of experienced Linux administrators (preferably experienced with Debian GNU/Linux).
HUBzero is composed of the following packages (subject to change):
|hubzero-addrepo||Creates project areas for tool development|
|hubzero-apache2||Apache 2.2 Site Configuration Files for HUBzero|
|hubzero-app||HUBzero App Installer|
|hubzero-app-invoke||HUBzero application (tool) invocation scripts|
|hubzero-app-workspace||HUBzero App providing a lightweigth Linux desktop, for app/tool development|
|hubzero-cms||The HUBzero Content Management System (based on Joomla! framework)|
|hubzero-cms-joomla||Joomla! framework used by HUBzero|
|hubzero-cms-setup||Customizes the HUBzero CMS database|
|hubzero-config||Configures a HUBzero server and provides an automated installation script|
|hubzero-expire-sessions||Expires unused app/tool sessions|
|hubzero-filexfer||Transfer files between App Sessions and user's desktop|
|hubzero-filexfer-xlate||Support daemon for the filexfer program|
|hubzero-firewall||HUBzero firewall that protects app/tool sessions|
|hubzero-icewm||Linux ICE window manager configuration, used in workspaces|
|hubzero-icewm-captive||Linux ICE window manager specially crafted to support tools in a sessions|
|hubzero-icewm-themes||The HUBzero Linux ICE window manager theme, used in workspaces|
|hubzero-mw-client||HUBzero middleware - client|
|hubzero-mw-service||HUBzero middleware - execution host session manager|
|hubzero-mw-session||HUBzero middleware - per session tools|
|hubzero-mysql||MySQL configuration package for HUBzero|
|hubzero-openldap||OpenLDAP configuration package for HUBzero|
|hubzero-python||HUBzero python API module|
|hubzero-rappture||The Rapid APPlication infrastrucTURE toolkit for building scientific tools|
|hubzero-rappture-session||Session support packages for Rappture|
|hubzero-ratpoison-captive||Linux window manager, used in app/tool sessions|
|hubzero-submit-client||The session based part of the job submission server|
|hubzero-submit-distributor||Part of the job submission server|
|hubzero-submit-server||Part of the job submission server|
|hubzero-telequotad||Disk quota monitor|
|hubzero-texvc||Helper utility to generate math fomulas for wiki markup|
|hubzero-trac-mysqlauthz||Plug-in for MySQL user auth in project development areas|
|hubzero-twm-captive||Linux TWM window manager, used in app/tool sessions|
|hubzero-use||Command for configuring the environment within a workspace|
|hubzero-usermap||File permission mapping FUSE filesystem used by WebDAV|
|hubzero-vncproxy||Routes vnc between web server and app/tool session|
|icewm||Modified Linux ICE window manager, used in workspaces|
|tightvnc-java||Modified VNC Client that receives app/tool sessions within a web browser|
|vnc4server||Modified VNC Server that sends app/tool sessions to the web browser|
You'll find most of the source code within the web root of a working hub. But you can get source code for the middleware and all other parts by installing source code via the package mechanism. Please refer to Section 1.2.7 for instructions.