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J.L. Vazquez-Poletti, E. Huedo, R.S. Montero, I.M. Llorente. Workflow Management in a Protein Clustering Application. In 7th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID 2007), Pages 679-684, 2007.


Bioinformatics is demanding more computational resources day after day. The problems proposed by this area are growing in such complexity that traditional computing systems are not able to face them. For solving complex problems which can be divided in tasks with dependencies, a workflow management system must be employed. In this paper, we introduce the use of the workflow management of the GridWay metascheduler for running a Bioinformatics application which implements a complex algorithm performing protein clustering in order to obtain non-redundant protein databases. The use of a general purpose meta-scheduling system will provide the application the fault-tolerance and advance scheduling capabilities needed to execute on a highly dynamic, heterogeneous and faulty environment. The execution results on a production Grid (the EGEE infrastructure) shows the dramatic impact of remote queue waiting times on the application performance; and the critical need of efficient re-scheduling capabilities


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Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti
Eduardo Huedo
Ruben S. Montero
Ignacio M. Llorente

BibTex Reference

   Author = {Vazquez-Poletti, J.L. and Huedo, E. and Montero, R.S. and Llorente, I.M.},
   Title = {Workflow Management in a Protein Clustering Application},
   BookTitle = {7th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID 2007)},
   Pages = {679--684},
   Year = {2007}

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