[BiO BB] Question to the Board

Dawn Field dfield at molbiol.ox.ac.uk
Tue Sep 11 08:12:44 EDT 2001


Ed, I would be very interested in hearing more about your project, 
and if possible seeing the results of your 'poll' of this group if it 
occurs off-list.  Out of interest, when you talk about distributed 
computing in bioinformatics do you mean GRID enabled resources (e.g. 
using Globus or similar GRID enabling software toolkits) or 
distributed computing like clusters and complex scheduling between 
UNIX machines (or PC's along the lines of a 'seti-like' :-) approach)?

>I'm currently involved in a project that is assessing the feasibility of
>distributed computing within the realm of bioinformatics.  While I'm
>familiar with the existence of some commercial products out there (eg.
>United Devices has a BLAST tool), I would be very interested in hearing more
>from members of this discussion group on this topic. 
>If you would be interested in answering a few additional questions and
>providing insight on pros and cons of distributed bioinformatics
>applications and tools, please send an email directly to me:
>WilsonE02 at darden.virginia.edu.
>Thank you for the help.
>Edmund Wilson
>BiO_Bulletin_Board maillist  -  BiO_Bulletin_Board at bioinformatics.org


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