The Workbench is a graphical desktop application that interacts with AstroGrid services. It provides
We provide two versions of the Workbench: a stable version that is published occasionally; and a beta version, which is published more often, may provide more features, but which is less well tested.
These are the main abilities of the workbench:.
The Parameterized workflow launcher lets you launch pre-canned workflows with a minimum of effort
The Appliction launcher lets you browse a list of published remote applications and data sources, and then simply execute one by providing a few parameters.
The MySpace browser shows the contents of your MySpace store, and allows you to copy, move & delete files, and upload or download data to your MySpace.
The Monitor will follow the progress of running workflows and remote applications. New workflows can be submitted for execution, and the results of completed ones viewed and then deleted.
The Workbench provides a comprehensive script interface called the Astronomy Client Runtime (ACR). The ACR provides simple access to VO Services for applications, programs and shell scripts. For more information, see the Developer Section of the release pages.