SimpleGrid is a software toolkit for building and teaching science and engineering gateways to cyberinfrastructure. SimpleGrid adopts the technologies used in GISolve middleware. The design of SimpleGrid takes a component-based approach so that individual modules can be reused and extended in building sophisticated science and engineering gateways. SimpleGrid provides both programming interfaces and automated scripting mechanisms to sandwich applications between Web and cyberinfrastructure resources and capabilities.

Online Access


Toolkit software download


Java API
User Manual
SimpleGrid on TeraGrid


  • Wang, S., Liu, Y., Wilkins-Diehr, N., and Martin, S. 2009. “SimpleGrid Toolkit: Enabling Geosciences Gateways to Cyberinfrastructure.” Computers and Geosciences, 35: 2283-2294
  • Liu, Y., Wang, S., and Wilkins-Diehr, N. 2009. “SimpleGrid 2.0: A Learning and Development Toolkit for Building Highly Usable TeraGrid Science Gateways”. In Proceedings of the 5th Grid Computing Environments Workshop (Portland, Oregon, November 20 - 20, 2009). GCE ‘09. ACM, New York, NY, 1-7. DOI=
  • Wang, S., Liu, Y., Wilkins-Diehr, N., and Martin, S. 2007. “SimpleGrid Toolkit: Enabling Efficient Learning and Development of TeraGrid Science Gateway.” In: Proceedings of Grid Computing Environments 2007 Workshop pdf

Project Team: Yan Liu, Stuart Martin, Shaowen Wang, and Nancy Wilkins-Diehr