GWSObjective and description
The project GWS has the objective to provide a generic computer workstation environment for administration and general scientific applications.
The company wide use of the GWS computing environment has advantages in economy, performance and IT security.
The GWS concept includes a complete computing environment consisting of a GWS client and a GWS server. Both systems are based on an identical basic concept with three functional layers.
The completely user configurable application layer is separated from the administration layer by an intermediate layer.
Multiple and different application systems can run on a GWS client at the same time. An application system includes the operating system, the applications and all required configuration data. Application systems can be built with Linux or Windows operating systems.
Service systems run on a GWS server. A service system is defined by operating system, network and GWS services and all required configuration data.
The project was launched on 1 April 2002. The version 1.0 of the GWS product was released on 15 December 2003 and was used in several DLR sites as a pilot project in 2004. In 2005 the project was no longer supported by the IT-Management.
The project GWS was assigned by the central IT management of DLR. Beside the DLR institutions DFD and Simulation and Software Technology the following external partners took part in the project: Bureau Qualitas, HeJoe, T-Systems SfR and Werum.
DLR Simulation and Software Technology tasks
GWS - Generic WorkStation - Flyer [PDF]