GeneGrid: Architecture, implementation and application

P. V. Jithesh, P. Donachy, T. Harmer, N. Kelly, R. Perrott, S. Wasnik, J. Johnston, M. McCurley, M. Townsley, S. McKee

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The emergence of Grid computing technology has opened up an unprecedented opportunity for biologists to share and access data, resources and tools in an integrated environment leading to a greater chance of knowledge discovery. GeneGrid is a Grid computing framework that seamlessly integrates a myriad of heterogeneous resources spanning multiple administrative domains and locations. It provides scientists an integrated environment for the streamlined access of a number of bioinformatics programs and databases through a simple and intuitive interface. It acts as a virtual bioinformatics laboratory by allowing scientists to create, execute and manage workflows that represent bioinformatics experiments. A number of cooperating Grid services interact in an orchestrated manner to provide this functionality. This paper gives insight into the details of the architecture, components and implementation of GeneGrid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-222
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Grid Computing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006



  • Bioinformatics
  • GeneGrid
  • Globus
  • Grid computing
  • Virtual bioinformatics laboratory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Jithesh, P. V., Donachy, P., Harmer, T., Kelly, N., Perrott, R., Wasnik, S., Johnston, J., McCurley, M., Townsley, M., & McKee, S. (2006). GeneGrid: Architecture, implementation and application. Journal of Grid Computing, 4(2), 209-222.