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Nimble Protein Sequence Alignment in Grid (NPSAG)

K. Somasundaram and S. Radhakrishnan


In Bio-Informatics application, the analysis of protein sequence is a kind of computation driven science which has rapidly and quickly growing biological data. Also databases used in these applications are heterogeneous in nature and alignment of protein sequence using physical techniques is expensive, slow and results are not always guaranteed/accurate. So this application requires cross-platform, cost-effective and more computing power algorithm for sequence matching and searching a sequence in database. Grid is one of the most emerging technologies of cost effective computing paradigm for large class of data and compute intensive application which enables large-scale aggregation and sharing of computational data and other resources across institutional boundaries. We proposed the Grid architecture for searching of distributed, heterogeneous genomic databases which contained protein sequences to speed up the analysis of large scale sequence data and performed sequence alignment for residues match.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 4 No. 1, 2008, 36-41


Submitted On: 20 March 2008 Published On: 31 January 2008

How to Cite: Somasundaram, K. & Radhakrishnan, S. (2008). Nimble Protein Sequence Alignment in Grid (NPSAG). Journal of Computer Science, 4(1), 36-41.

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  • Grid computing
  • bio-informatics
  • sequence alignment
  • dynamic programming