User interface

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A User Interface or (Grid)-UI is a user interface machine on the Grid. The Grid-UI is your access point to the Grid. You can login on this computer with SSH or GSISSH. On this computer you can, amongst others, do the following things:

  • create a proxy
  • access Grid resources
  • job submission
  • job monitoring
  • compiling programs
  • test your application

For debugging purposes it is good to know that the environment of a user interface is similar to a Worker node


The address of the main user interface is

Access & account

Linux: ssh

Windows: use an ssh client (for example: puTTy).

To get an account on the central user interface contact grid support

All sites in the Life Science Grid have their own local user interface; in order to get an account you can contact grid support or contact the delegated site admins.

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