Virtual Organisations (VOs)
In grid computing, a Virtual Organization defines a collaboration of users with same access rights to grid resources.
This page explains the idea and realisation of virtual organisations in the AstroGrid-D.
An important subpage is the List of RAs and CAs, the Registration Authorities and Certificate Authorities of the AstroGrid-D that you must contact to become a member.
IntroductionWhen you join the Grid, you become a member of a Virtual Organisation (VO). VOs are temporary associations of
- user groups or
- individuals sharing resources (like computer hardware, disk space, instruments, services and licenses)
Virtual Organisations within the AstroGrid-D
- All members and resources of the AstroGrid-D are part of the VO "AstroGrid-D". This is the main existing VO.
- Every institute will probably form a local Sub-VO.
- For certain requirements (special application, telescopes, etc.) specific Sub-VOs will be formed.