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Title e-HTPX : HPC, Grid and Web-Portal Technologies in High Throughput Protein Crystallography
Abstract We present details of work being carried out to increase throughput of protein crystallographic structure determination through the use of Grid enabled web-portal technologies, from which users can remotely plan and direct experiments. The project integrates a number of key services provided by leading UK e-Science, protein manufacture and synchrotron laboratories. A comprehensive data model has been developed in the project to a) allow information exchange and communication between multiple sites using a combination of web-service and Grid technologies, and b) to facilitate independent development and implementation of remote services. The project is particularly well suited to the web-portal model, where laboratory specific services are made accessible via the main e-HTPX web portal interface. Of particular importance to the project is the automation, speedup and monitoring of data collection and processing as rapid feedback and the ability to make 'on the fly' decisions regarding the quality of data collected on a synchrotron beam-line is essential for the efficient operation of high-throughput systems. These requirements are well suited for the application of High Performance Computing, Grid and portal technologies. The project provides additional e-Science related challenges including interfacing with robotic hardware and transferal and monitoring of physical protein samples between different sites.
Organisation CCLRC , CSE , ESC , ESC-GTG
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In All Hands e-Science Conference, Nottingham, UK, 31 Aug 2004 - 3 Sep 2004, (2004). allHands2004.doc 2004