Grid-based dynamic electronic publication: A case study using combined experiment and simulation studies of crown ethers at the air/water interface.
Esther R Rousay, Hongchen Fu, Jamie M Robinson, Jeremy G Frey, Jonathan W Essex
School of Chemistry, University of Southampton,
Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK

Abstract The Publication@Source Paradigm and Challenges Body Molecular Dynamics Simulations Comparisons and Conclusions Acknowledgements Appendix:The TriScapeRDF browser References Glossary Search
Introduction Introduction .2 Introduction .3 Introduction .4 Implementation of Publication@Source Implementation of Publication@Source .2 Implementation of Publication@Source .3 Implementation of Publication@Source .4

Introduction .4

There are several administrative boundaries implicit in the data grid that underlies the publication@source model; for example, the journal, the contributors? institutions, their individual laboratories, and national and international archives. All these are involved because of the different scales and details of the data that should be accessible to the reader. The tests carried out to demonstrate the e- paper illustrates the distributed data, as the sources cover the Southampton institutional archive (eprints.soton.ac.uk), the crystal print archive (ecrystals.chem.soton.ac.uk), at least two individual laboratories? data stores, and an external outward facing web server & service. While it is true that several of these data sources lie within the Southampton domain, the software does not require this to be the case. The different domains were connected with secure links and bi-directional firewalls to the services (e.g. the R statistical calculation service) that are required for protection in the Grid world. For example, we have to prevent a break out from one of our servers causing damage to the institutional systems. In effect we have had to create a separate administrative zone within the institution for our laboratory; it could have been outside the institution and indeed it might have been easier to arrange the fire walls if it had been. We have thus constructed a bespoke data grid encompassing a couple of institutions and several laboratories. We aim soon to replace such a bespoke grid by more generic software and intend to make use of the CombeChem WS Security and data staging technology as employed in OMII release 1.

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