Showcase II
           
Event Type Start Time End Time Rm # Chair  

 

SC Global, Showcase 10:30AM 11:15AM 6-10 Kaukab Jaffri (University of Manchester)
 
Title:

Bioinformatics Scientific Workspace of the Future
  Speakers/Presenter:
Natalia Maltsev (Argonne National Laboratory)

 

SC Global, Showcase 11:15AM 12:00PM 6-10 Kaukab Jaffri (University of Manchester)
 
Title:

Grid and Web services for problem solving environments - Towards collaborative visualisation
  Speakers/Presenter:
Lakshmi Sastry (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK), Martin Keegan (Cambridge University), Jason Wood (Leeds University)
             

 

     
  Session: Showcase II
  Title: Bioinformatics Scientific Workspace of the Future
  Chair: Kaukab Jaffri (University of Manchester)
  Time: Wednesday, November 19, 10:30AM - 11:15AM
  Rm #: 6-10
  Speaker(s)/Author(s):  
  Natalia Maltsev (Argonne National Laboratory)
   
  Description:
  The Alliance Scientific Workspaces of the Future expedition is designed to create partnerships between technology developers and end users to deploy and further develop next generation high-end collaborative and network based scientific visualization tools and systems designed to meet the specific needs of distributed applications communities. The SWOF expedition uses the Access Grid 2.0 virtual venue as an organizing resource for the various technologies and applications data. Technologies include large scale tiled displays, passive 3D displays, distributed rendering code, personal and large scale Access Grid nodes, speech to text services, portals technology and the Access Grid 2.0 software toolkit. The AG 2.0 venue provides a services-based infrastructure for deploying, locating and using third party supplied web services.



The bioinformatics SWOF expedition uses this technology to create a virtual collaboratory. A bioinformatics venue has been created and is used to store data, applications, workflows, documents, results, data base pointers and node specific services such as tiled displays and 3D displays. Collaborators from Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Medical College of Wisconsin and NCSA have contributed to and make use of the collaboratory. The bioinformatics group at Argonne National Laboratory are creating an Access Grid enabled bioinformatics portal to front end a high throughput genomic server.



We propose an SCGlobal showcase demonstration of the bioinformatics SWOF technology. The demonstration will take the form of bioinformatics experts and biologists using their tools in a collaborative way to research a biology problem. We anticipate demonstrating the use of portal technology to run sequences through the high throughput server, the use of high end displays for visualization of results, the use of the AG 2.0 collaborative tools for analysis and documentation and last, the demonstration of the effectiveness of using these technologies to facilitate remote collaboration.



A Windows Media Stream archive of this session is available at mms://winmedia.internet2.edu/VB-on-Demand/BioInfo.asf . It is recommended that this file be viewed using Windows Media Player version 9.
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  Session: Showcase II
  Title: Grid and Web services for problem solving environments - Towards collaborative visualisation
  Chair: Kaukab Jaffri (University of Manchester)
  Time: Wednesday, November 19, 11:15AM - 12:00PM
  Rm #: 6-10
  Speaker(s)/Author(s):  
  Lakshmi Sastry (CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK), Martin Keegan (Cambridge University), Jason Wood (Leeds University)
   
  Description:
  Much research and development expertise had gone into developing generic as well as domain specific data analysis, computational steering and visualisation software tools. The use of such tools has become an integral part of modern scientific research. Consequently much resources have been invested in the training, and learning of such tools by individual and teams of scientists who have also developed highly customised, robust data analysis applications using these tools that form the core of their daily scientific activity. At the same time, advances in experimental techniques, instrumentation and high performance computing produce massive datasets from the simulation of physical processes. The scalability requirements to handle such massive datasets for data analysis tasks are beyond the capabilities of their existing data analysis and visualisation systems and algorithms. This is especially true of a large multidisciplinary research support organisations such as the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC) which operates several large scale scientific facilities for the UK research and industrial communities including accelerators, lasers, telescopes, satellites and supercomputers alongside its active participation in scientific research in astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics. The users and scientific partners of these large scale facilities are situated across the world.



The data analysis challenge is to cater to such a wide range of complex multidisciplinary high performance applications that use myriad methodologies and software packages that ambitiously aim to process, visualise and produce gigabytes of data at every finely discretised spatio-temporal and other parametric space of the problem domain. The motivation behind our Web and Grid services based applications and visualisation services is to provide a generic toolkit that can be used to harness the power of the Grid computing and the dynamic flexibility of the Web/Grid services based architecture and make it available to familiar data analysis and problem solving environments. This Grid Applications Portals Toolkit (GAPtk - http://ws1.esc.rl.ac.uk/web/projects/gaptk ) toolkit will provide utilities, services, protocols and configurable high-level application programming interfaces. These can be accessed via customised self-contained application portals built using domain specific tools such as MATLAB, CDAT and Live Access Server. There is also the increasing requirement to explore the ways to exploit emerging technologies such as Access Grid (http://www.accessgrid.org) for collaborative working for increasing productivity of geographically distributed project partnerships.



A Windows Media Stream archive of this session is available at mms://winmedia.internet2.edu/VB-on-Demand/GridWebCollabVis.asf. It is recommended that this file be viewed using Windows Media Player version 9.
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