Décrypthon grid - grid resources dedicated to neuromuscular disorders

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;159:124-33.


Thanks to the availability of computational grids and their middleware, a seamless access to computation and storage resources is provided to application developers and scientists. The Décrypthon project is one example of such a high performance platform. In this paper, we present the architecture of the platform, the middleware developed to facilitate access to several servers deployed in France, and the data center for integrating large biological datasets over multiple sites, supported by a new query language and integration of various tools. The SM2PH project represents an example of a biological application that exploits the capacities of the Décrypthon grid. The goal of SM2PH is a better understanding of mutations involved in human monogenic diseases, their impact on the 3D structure of the protein and the subsequent consequences for the pathological phenotypes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computer Communication Networks*
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn
  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics Applications*
  • Neuromuscular Diseases*
  • Software Design
  • Specialization*