[Bioclusters] TeraGrid as a cost-effective replacement for local clusters

Malay mbasu at mail.nih.gov
Thu Jul 13 13:34:45 EDT 2006

don gilbert wrote:
> Dear bio-cluster users,
> I'm working on general methods to use Grid systems, esp. US TeraGrid
> as a replacement for maintaining your own local clusters in genome 
> analyses.
> The general idea is to create a set of shared protocols and middleware
> such that many groups can use shared grid systems for genome analyses,
> rather than go thru the maintenance hassles of setting up and maintaining
> each one's own.    The Generic Model Organism Database project 
> (www.gmod.org)
> will be a repository for this shared work, and we hope to have common
> bioinformatics tools and data sets installed for genome work at TeraGrid 
> sites
> E.g. like NC BioPortal, http://www.ncbiogrid.org/,  maybe in 
> collaboration with them --
> their work is now mostly provides a web interface via Pise-Emboss-etc 
> with bio-datasets
>  at TeraGrid sites.  For genome informatics, we expect to use mostly 
> command-line
> type access.
> See here for genome assembly and analyses on TeraGrid:
> http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/biogrid/genome-on-teragrid-poster.html
> http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/biogrid/teragrid-genomics06-proposal.pdf
> Anyone interested in using such methods, please feel free to contact me.
> - Don Gilbert
> -- d.gilbert--bioinformatics--indiana-u--bloomington-in-47405
> -- gilbertd at indiana.edu -- http://marmot.bio.indiana.edu/
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Hello Don:

A publicly accessible API would be a wonderful resource. Do you have 
some initial code somewhere to play with.


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