This work package compared Sakai/ CHEF with Alternative Frameworks for a VRE. By ``framework'' we really imply a means to deliver the VRE services in an appropriate way to end users and developers. This was an ongoing task and lasted for the duration of the project. Even though Sakai/ CHEF appears to be the leader as a VRE portal delivery framework at the moment, largely because of the tools it already offers and its use as a VLE, this may change. This work package resulted in the Technology Report (Evaluation Report 1) below. See also .
Work carried out includes:
|1.1||Portals and Portlets 2003||Daresbury||Review projects presented and surveyed in the Portals and Portlets 2003 NeSC workshop and update material|
|1.2||ReDRESS TR||Lancaster||Review projects identified in the ReDRESS Technology Survey and update material|
|1.3||Evaluate new work||Both||Ongoing technology watch for related projects, e.g. by liaison with GGF Grid Computing Environments research group, JCLT VLE groups, FPVI EGEE project developers, etc.|
|1.4||Compile Technology Evaluation Report||Both||Use material to compile report, keep up to date over time of project on Web sites and provide to directors for submission to JCSR and other appropriate groups, e.g. GGF GCE research group|