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A web/grid portal implementation of BioSimGrid: a biomolecular simulation database

Wu, Bing, Dovey, Matthew, Ng, Muan Hong, Tai, Kaihsu, Murdock, Stuart, Fangohr, Hans, Johnston, Steve, Jeffreys, Paul, Cox, Simon, Essex, Jonathan W. and Sansom, Mark S.P. (2004) A web/grid portal implementation of BioSimGrid: a biomolecular simulation database Journal of Digital Information Management, 2, (2), pp. 74-78.

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The overall aim of the BioSimGrid project ( is to exploit the Grid infrastructure to enable comparative analysis of the distributed results of biomolecular simulations. In particular this paper presents the implementation of the current BioSimGrid Web Portal. The portal has a SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) framework built on the layer of OGSA (Open Grid Services Architecture) and OGSA-DAI (Open Grid Services Architecture Data Access and Integration) middleware. The PortalLib has been developed to allow RAD (Rapid Application Development) of portal applications. The portal also integrates PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) and supports two levels of distributed SSO (Single Sign On): Grid certificate-based SSO for high security, and user/password based SSO for maximal flexibility.

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: Biomolecular simulation, Open Grid Service Architecture, grid portal, BioSimGrid


Local EPrints ID: 22809
ISSN: 0972-7272
PURE UUID: 8718384a-6d5f-49d6-bec7-48eac6bd0979
ORCID for Steve Johnston: ORCID iD
ORCID for Jonathan W. Essex: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 22 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:20

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Author: Bing Wu
Author: Matthew Dovey
Author: Muan Hong Ng
Author: Kaihsu Tai
Author: Stuart Murdock
Author: Hans Fangohr
Author: Steve Johnston ORCID iD
Author: Paul Jeffreys
Author: Simon Cox
Author: Mark S.P. Sansom

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