4. Conclusions / Future plans
The fact that "Grid-Enabled SEE++" is an interactive application with many fine-grained jobs (the users change the eye parameters by a manual trial and error before each simulation) may make the software an interesting testcase for gLite. In this updated poster demonstration, we intend to focus on the differences between initial (but in some senses already more sophisticated) gLite version and the Globus version of our software system and to report on some comparative benchmark results.
Provide a set of generic keywords that define your contribution (e.g. Data Management, Workflows, High Energy Physics)
Medical Imaging, "Grid-Enabled SEE++",
Since we met with some limitations of Globus 4, we also designed and developed a version of "Grid-Enabled SEE++" compatible with gLite.
We use some kind of server jobs (as executers for parallel Hess calculations) started via the WMProxy. To return the allocated port numbers, we investigated the interactive job submission feature of gLite.
We may exchange the access layer developed earlier for the SEE++ medical databases to an AMGA-based solution.
Pathology Fitting is proposed to execute on gLite as parametric jobs. Each job will be started with different initial parameters founded in the SEE++ medical databases.
We plan to apply the R-GMA information system as well, such that our system will be able to discover automatically the available databases and the executer jobs on the grid.
An important security concept is the managing of the Virtual Organizations, because we have to be sure that the published medical data will be hosted only by certain trusted grid nodes.
1. Short overview
"Grid-Enabled SEE++" is a grid-based simulation software that supports the diagnosis and treatment of certain eye motility disorders (strabismus). The overall goal is to to develop an efficient grid-based tool for "Evidence Based Medicine", which supports the surgeons in choosing optimal surgery techniques for the treatments of different syndromes of strabismus. In the current poster demonstration, we propose to report our experiences regarding the porting of this application to gLite.