Bio-Mirror project for public bio-data distribution

Bioinformatics. 2004 Nov 22;20(17):3238-40. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bth219. Epub 2004 Apr 1.


Timely worldwide distribution of biosequence and bioinformatics data depends on high performance networking and advances in Internet transport methods. The Bio-Mirror project focuses on providing up-to-date distribution of this rapidly growing and changing data. It offers FTP, Web and Rsync access to many high-volume databanks from several sites around the world. Experiments with data grids and other methods offer future improvements in biology data distribution.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biology / methods
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Database Management Systems*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Documentation / methods*
  • Information Dissemination / methods*
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Internet*
  • Systems Integration