Private Cloud Computing Techniques for Inter-processing Bioinformatics Tools

  • Tae-Kyung Kim
  • Bo-Kyeng Hou
  • Wan-Sup Cho
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6935)


Cloud computing is a very attractive alternative to get advantages of high performance data processing and easy management of the complex tools in a bioinformatics area. We present a method, in which computing resources such as existing PCs and small cluster systems can be utilized as private cloud computing infrastructure for an inter-query style of bioinformatics tools. We proposed a private cloud computing environment for bioinformatics applications of inter-processing tasks. Furthermore, we present a metadata repository schema and 6 query routing algorithms on it. We apply proposed algorithms to ClustalW, a multiple sequence alignment tool. Experimental result shows remarkable benefits in a proposed private cloud system in terms of performance and various user requirements.


Bioinformatics Infrastructure Bio Cloud System Inter and Intra Query Processing ClustalW 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tae-Kyung Kim
    • 1
  • Bo-Kyeng Hou
    • 1
  • Wan-Sup Cho
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute of BioScience & BioTechnologyKOBICDaeJeonKorea
  2. 2.Dept. of Management Information Systemsu-BIZ BK21, Chungbuk National UniversityKorea

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