International Journal of Genomics

International Journal of Genomics / 2001 / Article

Review | Open Access

Volume 2 |Article ID 837674 | 6 pages | https://doi.org/10.1002/cfg.115

The Low Down on e-Science and Grids for Biology

Received10 Oct 2001
Accepted12 Oct 2001

Abstract

The Grid is touted as a next generation Internet/Web, designed primarily to support e-Science. I hope to shed some light on what the Grid is, its purpose, and its potential impact on scientific practice in biology. The key message is that biologists are already primarily working in a manner that the Grid is intended to support. However, to ensure that the Grid’s good intentions are appropriate and fulfilled in practice, biologists must become engaged in the process of its development.

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