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Complex In-Silico Experiments in Intergrative Biology


"This proposal brings together partners from the RealityGrid, Comb-e-Chem, Integrative Biology, & myGrid e-Science Pilot Projects, the EPSRC CCP5 DL-MESO project, and US collaborators working with RealityGrid who are working on a wide variety of scientific problems. The UK Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute is supporting this proposal and is contributing directly. The central aim of the proposal is to develop and apply lightweight grid middleware, for ease of installation, maintenance and manageability, by a variety of computational science groups with interests in condensed matter modelling and simulation in the physical and life sciences, through a process of rapid prototyping. The primary advantage of this approach is to avoid the middleware being developed in a vacuum, ignorant of end-user needs, and thereby to solve the pressing problem that applications are unable to use current UK and international Grids since the installed middleware does not provide sufficient support for scientifically productive applications. If UK eĀ­Science technologies are to be integrated within mainstream scientific and engineering research practise, it is clear that usability must play a central role; this project proposes to make a key contribution in this area. With our lightweight middleware, we can adjust the underlying conformance to proposed changes in standards in a matter of days to weeks. Although our original implementations have been based on OGSI, we look forward to the recently announced Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF), which, inter alia, allows us to define different web service interfaces to the same stateful resources. Scientific users will thus be able to easily exploit the services offered on the grid by the middleware, and indeed discover and propose new ones that are instantly useful in their research. "

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Pilot
Grant Value: Ā£133,887.00
Start Date: 01/09/2004
End Date: 31/01/2006
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency:

Project Members
Mr Damian Mac Randal

Collaborating Organisations
STFC - Daresbury Laboratory

Component(s) Project Develops
This project is not associated with any components at present.

Application Area(s) associated with Project
This project is not associated with any application areas at present.


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