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New Generation Computing

, 23:277 | Cite as

A framework for protein structure prediction on the grid

  • Eduardo Huedo
  • Ugo Bastolla
  • Rubén S. Montero
  • Ignacio M. Llorente
Regular Papers

Abstract

The large number of protein sequences, provided by genomic projects at an increasing pace, constitutes a challenge for large scale computational studies of protein structure and thermodynamics. Grid technology is very suitable to face this challenge, since it provides a way to access the resources needed in compute and data intensive applications. In this paper, we show the procedure to adapt to the Grid an algorithm for the prediction of protein thermodynamics, using the GridWay tool. GridWay allows the resolution of large computational experiments by reacting to events dynamically generated by both the Grid and the application.

Keywords

Bioinformatics Grid Technology Adaptive Scheduling and Execution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Huedo
    • 1
  • Ugo Bastolla
    • 1
  • Rubén S. Montero
    • 2
  • Ignacio M. Llorente
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA)Torrejón de ArdozSpain
  2. 2.Dpto. de Arquitectura de Computadores y AutomáticaUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

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