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A Study on Applications of Grid Computing in Bioinformatics

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Executive Summary

Huge volume of biological data, which is heterogeneous, autonomous and dynamic in nature, is being produced at a rapid pace throughout the community. Along with the increase in biological data, many tools are being designed to analyze them by different research groups. Integration of these biological data and tools is becoming one of the major topics in the bioinformatics community. Grid computing is emerging as a key infrastructure for a wide range of disciplines for resource sharing and collaboration over wide and open networks. Provided with fundamental mechanisms of access to distributed databases and tools, the grid is an ideal candidate for the integration of bioinformatics applications.

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