Grid computing is one of the essential emerging technologies in the information technology community. Based on the experience with middleware tool implementations, like the GLOBUS toolkit and the UNICORE software, the Global Grid Forum (see www.gridforum.org) has standardised Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA). As a result of the British e-science project (see http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/escience/ ), OGSA-DAI (Open Grid Services Architecture Data Access and Integration) extends OGSA by the remote access of data bases. The OGSA-DAI software is available as public domain software.
In OG-FLeMM NEC and SCAI will evaluate the usability of the OGSA-DAI implementation for distributed storage and analysis of molecular docking and molecular dynamics results. For this task a »molecular docking / molecular dynamics demonstrator« will be implemented, which emulates a part of the typical distributed data analysis work carried out by multinational pharmaceutical research organizations.