Incubator/Virtual Workspaces

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Virtual Workspaces is an Incubator project that develops Nimbus.

Nimbus is an EC2-interface compatible remote service that allows authorized clients to deploy environments (virtual machines) described by meta-data on a specified resource quota. The environments that can be deployed in this way range from single VMs to coordinated virtual clusters and more complex constructs.

The Virtual Workspaces project is a contributor to the Globus Toolkit distribution.

This GlobDev project webpage contains information for project committers and contributors. Information for users of Virtual Workspaces can be found on the web site:


Product Metadata


The status of your_project is: Newly accepted Incubator Project (July 11, 2006), as defined by the Incubator Process Guidelines found at .

Release Schedule

The Nimbus release schedule is aligned with the Globus Toolkit release schedule.


Development roadmap for Virtual Workspaces

Project Metadata


Kate Keahey
Tim Freeman
Ian Gable
David LaBissoniere

Development Tasks

  • Project chairs: please leave this item alone for now. Lisa to send out campaign definition instructions soon

Mailing Lists

See the Nimbus Community Resources page for an overview of mailing lists and contact options.

Developer discussion (workspace-dev) archive/subscribe/unsubscribe
User discussion (workspace-user) archive/subscribe/unsubscribe
Announcements (workspace-announce) archive/subscribe/unsubscribe
Commit notifications (workspace-commit) archive/subscribe/unsubscribe


  • Link to project FAQ here


In addition to the Globus Alliance Project Guidelines and the Globus Toolkit Guidelines, the Virtual Workspaces project adheres to the following policies:

Guidelines for committers

  • Cover such issues as campaign management

Guidelines for individual contributors

  • Describe how individuals can contribute
  • Best practices for submitting contributions via bugzilla


The Virtual Workspaces project gratefully acknowledges the following contributions

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