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Only commercial Cloud solutions have been implemented so far, offering computing resources and services for renting. Some interesting projects, such as Nimbus, OpenNEbula, Reservoir, work on Cloud. One of their aims is to provide a Cloud infrastructure able to provide and share resources and services for scientific purposes. The encouraging results of(More)
The introduction of "soft" desorption/ionization methods such as electrospray ionization and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization has determined a breakthrough in the application of mass spectrometry to the structural analysis of proteins. The contemporary advancement of bioinformatics, together with the possibility to combine these mass(More)
Cloud computing is the ``new hot'' topic in IT. It combines the maturity of Web technologies (networking, APIs, semantic Web 2.0, languages, protocols and standards such as WSDL, SOAP, REST, WS-BPEL, WS-CDL, IPSEC, etc.), the robustness of geographically distributed computing paradigm (\emph{Network, Internet} and \emph{Grid computing}) and self-management(More)
Even though mainly commercial Cloud solutions have been implemented so far, the Cloud computing approach is quickly and widely spreading in open contexts such as scientific and academic communities. Two main research directions can be identified in such context: to provide an <i>open</i> Cloud infrastructure able to share resources to the community; and to(More)
Lactoferrin, a protein showing an array of biochemical properties, including immuno-modulation, iron-binding ability, as well as antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral activities, but which may also represent a potential milk allergen, was isolated from donkey milk by ion exchange chromatography. The characterization of its primary structure, by means of(More)
Technological trend and the advent of worldwide networks, such as the Internet, made computing systems more and more powerful, increasing both processing and storage capabilities. In Grid computing infrastructures, the data storage subsystem is physically distributed among several nodes and logically shared among several users. This highlights the necessity(More)