GRIDportal is a Web-based application portal that acts as a frontend to GRID computing. Its aim is to make common GRID applications like Abaqus, Matlab, or BLAST more accessible to the user. Use of GRIDportal does not require any knowledge of Unix nor GRID computing whatsoever. All the user needs to know is how to use the given application, so the step from desktop computing to GRID computing should thus become a much smaller one than it otherwise would be. (Source: