* a cross-platform *scientific workbench*
* a front-end for *instrument control* and *data analysis*
* an *open source* Eclipse Rich Client Platform project
* an *OGSi enabled middleware server* to provide centralised access to the instrument system
*GumTree* is an open source and multi-platform graphical user interface for performing neutron scattering and X-ray experiments. It handles the complete experiment life cycle from instrument calibration, data acquisition, and real time data analysis to results publication. The aim of the GumTree Project is to create a highly Integrated Scientific Experiment Environment (ISEE), allowing interconnectivity and data sharing between different distributed components such as motors, detectors, user proposal database and data analysis server. GumTree is being adapted to several instrument control server systems such as [TANGO|http://www.esrf.eu/Infrastructure/Computing/tango], [EPICS|http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/] and [SICS|http://lns00.psi.ch/], providing an easy-to-use front-end for users and simple-to-extend model for software developers. The design of *GumTree* is aimed to be reusable and configurable for any scientific instrument. GumTree will be adapted to six neutron beam instruments for the OPAL reactor at [ANSTO|http://www.ansto.gov.au].
Instrument Control Frontend
Open Source Technology
GumTree is backed by