EMASGRID: An NBBnet grid initiative for a bioinformatics and computational biology services infrastructure in Malaysia

Mohd Firdaus Mohd Raih, Mohd Yunus Sharum, Raja Murzaferi Raja Moktar, Mohd Noor Mat Isa, Ng Lip Kian, Nor Muhammad Mahadi, Rahmah Mohamed

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Abstract

The plethora of bioinformatics tools currently available to the biologist, and the diversity of problems that these applications were designed to solve, has necessitated a look at providing a single environment which can serve as an interface to these many applications. At the same time, this environment should also be able to function as an infrastructure resource with adequate computational capacity to solve the data volume which is currently available from numerous genomics projects. We discuss the setting up of a national level infrastructure initiative which utilizes grid computing technology to serve geographically distributed users in Malaysia. This infrastructure was designed to provide access to high performance computational resources made available by Sun Microsystem's Sun Grid Engine (SGE) using different interfaces which access a pipeline of bioinformatics software. The underlying computer system, such as operating systems and high performance computing applications, were bypassed with the creation of an application layer of bioinformatics tools (BioGrappler) or by accessing the compute resources by the Grid Engine Portal (BioBox).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Bioinformatics (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
EditorsA. Konagaya, K. Satou
Pages117-124
Number of pages8
Volume3370
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventFirst International Workshop on Life Science Grid, LSGRID 2004: Grid Computing in Life Science - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 31 May 20041 Jun 2004

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OtherFirst International Workshop on Life Science Grid, LSGRID 2004: Grid Computing in Life Science
CountryJapan
CityKanazawa
Period31/5/041/6/04

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Bioinformatics
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Genomics
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Grid computing
Computer operating systems
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Mohd Raih, M. F., Sharum, M. Y., Moktar, R. M. R., Isa, M. N. M., Kian, N. L., Mahadi, N. M., & Mohamed, R. (2005). EMASGRID: An NBBnet grid initiative for a bioinformatics and computational biology services infrastructure in Malaysia. In A. Konagaya, & K. Satou (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science) (Vol. 3370, pp. 117-124)

EMASGRID : An NBBnet grid initiative for a bioinformatics and computational biology services infrastructure in Malaysia. / Mohd Raih, Mohd Firdaus; Sharum, Mohd Yunus; Moktar, Raja Murzaferi Raja; Isa, Mohd Noor Mat; Kian, Ng Lip; Mahadi, Nor Muhammad; Mohamed, Rahmah.

Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science). ed. / A. Konagaya; K. Satou. Vol. 3370 2005. p. 117-124.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohd Raih, MF, Sharum, MY, Moktar, RMR, Isa, MNM, Kian, NL, Mahadi, NM & Mohamed, R 2005, EMASGRID: An NBBnet grid initiative for a bioinformatics and computational biology services infrastructure in Malaysia. in A Konagaya & K Satou (eds), Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science). vol. 3370, pp. 117-124, First International Workshop on Life Science Grid, LSGRID 2004: Grid Computing in Life Science, Kanazawa, Japan, 31/5/04.
Mohd Raih MF, Sharum MY, Moktar RMR, Isa MNM, Kian NL, Mahadi NM et al. EMASGRID: An NBBnet grid initiative for a bioinformatics and computational biology services infrastructure in Malaysia. In Konagaya A, Satou K, editors, Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Vol. 3370. 2005. p. 117-124
Mohd Raih, Mohd Firdaus ; Sharum, Mohd Yunus ; Moktar, Raja Murzaferi Raja ; Isa, Mohd Noor Mat ; Kian, Ng Lip ; Mahadi, Nor Muhammad ; Mohamed, Rahmah. / EMASGRID : An NBBnet grid initiative for a bioinformatics and computational biology services infrastructure in Malaysia. Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science). editor / A. Konagaya ; K. Satou. Vol. 3370 2005. pp. 117-124
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