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Grid/Web enhancements to the National Crystallographic Service: experiences with an interactive e-Science demonstrator

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We report on a Demonstrator Project on the use of Web/Grid Services to enhance the user participation in the National Crystallographic Service (NCS). The coupling of a Web/Grid based set of services to an existing physical service (the EPRSC funded NCS) raised issues connected with the types of multimedia interaction perceived as necessary for the more efficient utilization of both the expensive NCS equipment and personnel in a secure manner. The techniques required to provide a demo service through existing network and security infrastructure are discussed. As well as audio, video and data links between the user, x-ray expert and the equipment, data staging was provided for subsequent added value calculation services. The experience learnt from the demo system led to significant re- design for a real service.

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Coles, S.J., Frey, J.G., Hursthouse, M.B., Light, M.E., Surridge, M., Meacham, K.E., Marvin, D.J., De Roure, D.C. and Mills, H. R., (2002) Grid/Web enhancements to the National Crystallographic Service: experiences with an interactive e-Science demonstrator Hopgood, F.R.A., Matthews, B. and Wilson, M.D. (eds.) In Euroweb 2002 - the Web and the GRID: from e-Science to e-Business , Oxford, UK, 17-18 December 2002. British Computer Society. 4 pp.

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Published date: 2002
Venue - Dates: workshop; 2002-12-17; 2002-12-18, 2002-12-17 - 2002-12-18
Keywords: Grid computing, x-ray crystallography, remote instrument control, Grid collaboration, CombeChem project output

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Local EPrints ID: 346
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346
ISSN: 1477-9358
PURE UUID: 4ff0e89a-2c02-487d-90b6-e0b9087a40f4
ORCID for S.J. Coles: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8414-9272
ORCID for J.G. Frey: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0842-4302
ORCID for M.E. Light: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0585-0843
ORCID for D.C. De Roure: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9074-3016

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Date deposited: 27 Feb 2004
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:17

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Author: S.J. Coles ORCID iD
Author: J.G. Frey ORCID iD
Author: M.B. Hursthouse
Author: M.E. Light ORCID iD
Author: M. Surridge
Author: K.E. Meacham
Author: D.J. Marvin
Author: D.C. De Roure ORCID iD
Author: H. R. Mills
Editor: F.R.A. Hopgood
Editor: B. Matthews
Editor: M.D. Wilson

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