Directories of Bio-data
for efficient, high volume, Grid distribution of bio-data.
This is based on LDAP for a computable, networked search/retrieval
of bio-objects (as opposed to flat file databanks or web pages).
This includes an experimental LDAP-SRS gateway for
query and retrieval of biosequence and genome data housed at
IUBio Archive (/srs/ and /eugenes/ data sections).
Genomes on the Grid
uses LDAP and DAS distributed directories of genome annotations and
sequence. Find out how this works at
This is experimental; it incorporates
new methods for building common directories of bio-data
that can be automatically searched, a needed component of the
Bioinformatics Data Grid application
-- is an experimental distributed computing application
for bioinformatics (biogrid),
incorporating directory services (data and software),
grid computing methods (security, authentication,
data transport and remote jobs),
and gene sequence and genomic data processing methods.
IUBio hopes to be part of developing biogrid efforts, with help
from partners with more advanced information grid work. Indiana
U. has a set of researchers actively involved in information grid
computer science, including the Globus grid project), in physics
where grid efforts are essential for their huge data set, and in
technology. IUBio also has good network connectivity with the
Biodata to go
We would like to know of your interest for additional bio-data formats
distributed from IUBio archive (http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu) and
We are now providing GCG + EMBOSS
formats of a standard bio-data set including genbank-embl,
swissprot-trembl and others.
We are also testing the idea of redistributing SRS indices,
and would appreciate hearing of any of this would be of
interest to you.