A Collaborative Virtual Reality Environment for Molecular Modeling
A collaborative molecular modeling environment based on virtual reality techniques is proposed in this paper. The environment consists of a VR based molecular modeling system (VRMMS), a distributed processing system (DPS) and a web service server (WSS). The proposed environment was evaluated in terms of accuracy, performance, and collaboration. The accuracy of the simulation was examined by comparing the simulation results with those produced by the most popular simulation tool, Insight II. The distributed processing system of 4 computers showed good computing performance. The collaborative works of molecular modeling were successfully exercised and the total processing time of the collaboration was 3 times faster than that of a single user’s performance.
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