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Distributed, High-Performance and Grid Computing in Computational Biology

Volume 4360 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 124-140

Enabling Data Sharing and Collaboration in Complex Systems Applications

  • Michael A. JohnstonAffiliated withComputational Biochemistry and Biophysics Laboratory, Research Unit on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, C/Doctor Aiguader, 88 08003 Barcelona, Catalunya
  • , Jordi Villà-FreixaAffiliated withComputational Biochemistry and Biophysics Laboratory, Research Unit on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, C/Doctor Aiguader, 88 08003 Barcelona, Catalunya

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Abstract

We describe a model for the data storage, retrieval and manipulation requirements of complex system applications based on pervasive, integrated, application specific databases shared over a peer to peer network. Such a model can significannotly increase productivity through transparent data sharing and querying as well as aid collaborations. We show a proof of concept of this approach as implemented in the Adun molecular simulation application together with a discussion of its limitations and possible extensions.