Grid-Enabling an Existing Instument-Based National Service

Coles, S, Frey, Jeremy G., Peppe, Sam, Hursthouse, Mike, Light, Mark, Surridge, Mike, Meacham, Ken, Mills, Hugo, De Roure, Dave, Smith, Graham and Zaluska, Ed, (2005) Grid-Enabling an Existing Instument-Based National Service Stockinger, Heinz, Buyya, Rajkumar and Perrott, Ron (eds.) In Proceedings e-Science and Grid Computing 2005. vol. 1st, IEEE Computer Society. 8 pp, pp. 570-577.


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Recent work by the ‘CombeChem’ project together with the UK National Crystallography Service (NCS) has integrated the NCS into a Grid environment. The existing high-throughput crystallography facility is enhanced by on-line feedback with the ability to monitor and steer diffraction experiments remotely. Grid-based security mechanisms are used to determine authorisation attributes and hence to allow user interaction at appropriate stages, together with access of a database recording the status of the submitted samples. The user can monitor the position of their samples, be alerted to all stages from submission to experiment and then analysis, visualise raw data as it is generated, be involved in the key decision-making during the parameterisation and initialization of the experiment and then track the data collection to ensure its successful completion. Results data are staged to a secure area and made available for download (either the raw diffraction data or a refined structure generated by NCS staff).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: CombeChem Project Output
ISBNs: 0769524486 (print)
Venue - Dates: Workshop on Scientific Instrments and Sensors on the Grid, e-Science and Grid Computing, 2005-12-05 - 2005-12-05
Keywords: Crystalography, Grid, Instrument
ePrint ID: 24099
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5 December 2005Published
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:42
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