Special requirements other than the set up mentioned in the CfA text.
In Biology, scientists are usually seeking simple access to the computers for their analyses. They avoid using the command line to submit and manage their computations, and strongly prefer high level interfaces such as public Web portal or services. Adding the processes to access and use a grid platform could lead to a real nightmare. We focus our works on three main points: credential management, public Web interface, data and job management. Having valid credentials is mandatory for each user of a grid, however most of bioinformatics portals have anonymous access. The EMBRACE project has made recommandations to build Web services for Life Science. Biological data could come from different sources, user's computer or several databanks sites; and each job submitted should have a completion time acceptable regarding the real computing time, even short jobs. We have developed bioinformatics Web interface satisfying these requirements and running the computation on the EGEE grid.
Project(s) or EGEE activity presenting the demo or poster (project or activity names only)