Systems support for remote visualization of genomics applications over wide area networks

Lars Ailo Bongo, Grant Wallace, Tore Larsen, Kai Li, Olga G. Troyanskaya

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Abstract

Microarray experiments can provide molecular-level insight into a variety of biological processes, from yeast cell cycle to tumorogenesis. However, analysis of both genomic and protein microarray data requires interactive collaborative investigation by biology and bioinformatics researchers. To assist collaborative analysis, remote collaboration tools for integrative analysis and visualization of microarray data are necessary. Such tools should: (i) provide fast response times when used with visualizationintensive genomics applications over a low-bandwidth wide area network, (ii) eliminate transfer of large and often sensitive datasets, (iii) work with any analysis software, and (iv) be platform-independent. Existing visualization systems do not satisfy all requirements. We have developed a remote visualization system called Varg that extends the platform-independent remote desktop system VNC with a novel global compression method. Our evaluations show that the Varg system can support interactive visualization-intensive genomic applications in a remote environment by reducing bandwidth requirements from 30:1 to 289:1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistributed, High-Performance and Grid Computing in Computational Biology International Workshop, GCCB 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages157-174
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)3540698418, 9783540698418
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventDistributed, High-Performance and Grid Computing in Computational Biology International Workshop, GCCB 2006 - Eilat, Israel
Duration: Jan 21 2007Jan 21 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4360 LNBI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherDistributed, High-Performance and Grid Computing in Computational Biology International Workshop, GCCB 2006
CountryIsrael
CityEilat
Period1/21/071/21/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Keywords

  • Compression
  • Genomics collaboration
  • Rabin fingerprints
  • Remote visualization

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    Bongo, L. A., Wallace, G., Larsen, T., Li, K., & Troyanskaya, O. G. (2007). Systems support for remote visualization of genomics applications over wide area networks. In Distributed, High-Performance and Grid Computing in Computational Biology International Workshop, GCCB 2006, Proceedings (pp. 157-174). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4360 LNBI). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69968-2_12