Title: Designing computing platform for BioGrid

Authors: Chao-Tung Yang, Yu-Lun Luo, Chuan-Lin Lai

Addresses: High-Performance Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tunghai University, Taichung, 407, Taiwan, ROC. ' High-Performance Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tunghai University, Taichung, 407, Taiwan, ROC. ' High-Performance Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tunghai University, Taichung, 407, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: Grid environment allows sharing of a large amount of idle resources of compute and other available information. Accordingly, we have set up the BioGrid for computing resources by combining grid technology with parallel bioinformatics applicable software in erecting the BioGrid computing platform. In one instance for example, biology data which is heterogeneous and grows rapidly, we plan to integrate and share it using grid technology. In this paper, the FASTA applicable software is used to test and analyse the grid environment to reduce time and improve efficacy. The experimental results and performances of the bioinformatics tool use on the grid system are also presented in this paper.

Keywords: grid computing; bioinformatics; BioGrid; speedup; computing resources; biology data; cluster computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2005.006798

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2005 Vol.22 No.1, pp.3 - 13

Available online: 15 Apr 2005 *

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