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The Combechem MQTT LEGO microscope: a grid enabled scientific apparatus demonstrator

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Grid computing impacts directly on the experimental scientific laboratory in the areas of monitoring and remote control of experiments, and the storage, processing and dissemination of the resulting data. We highlight some of the issues in extending the use of an MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) broker from facilitating the remote monitoring of an experiment and its environment to the remote control of an apparatus. To demonstrate these techniques, an Intel-Play QX3 microscope has been "grid-enabled" using a combination of software to control the microscope imaging, and sample handling hardware built from LEGO Mindstorms. The whole system is controlled remotely by passing messages using an IBM WebSphere Message Broker.

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Robinson, Jamie M., Frey, Jeremy G., De Roure, D. C., Stanford-Clark, Andrew J., Reynolds, Andrew D., Bedi, Bharat V. and Conway-Jones, D. (2006) The Combechem MQTT LEGO microscope: a grid enabled scientific apparatus demonstrator In Proceedings of the Fifth All Hands Meeting. National eScience Center. 4 pp, pp. 393-396.

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Submitted date: April 2006
Published date: October 2006
Venue - Dates: UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2006 (AHM2006), 2006-09-18 - 2006-09-21
Keywords: grid, message queueing telemetry transport, ibm, broker, publish-subscribe


Local EPrints ID: 45432
ISBN: 0955398800
PURE UUID: b3471aa6-ebfc-41a4-88db-4809fb8474be
ORCID for Jeremy G. Frey: ORCID iD
ORCID for D. C. De Roure: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 30 Mar 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:12

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Author: Jamie M. Robinson
Author: Jeremy G. Frey ORCID iD
Author: D. C. De Roure ORCID iD
Author: Andrew J. Stanford-Clark
Author: Andrew D. Reynolds
Author: Bharat V. Bedi
Author: D. Conway-Jones

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