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Method to employ grid computing in an e-business on demand model -- a game-changing model for the Life Sciences Industry

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021340D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jan-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 2M

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method that enable IBM to convert the discovery-to-development phase of Life Sciences R&D to an e-business on demand model delivered over a utility-like grid computing foundation.

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Method to employ grid computing in an e -business on demand model -- a game-changing model for the Life Sciences Industry

Description A method, model, and application of integrated technologies, frameworks and services that enable IBM to convert the discovery-to-development phase of Life Sciences R&D to an e-business on demand model delivered over a utility-like grid computing foundation. It is a game-changing, industry-shaping business model for Life Sciences delivered on an IBM platform , through our Life Sciences ISVs, and enabled by IBM R&D and Global Finance on an on-going basis. In short it employs virtually every advantageous element of IBM to bring outstanding value to the LS industry.

Problem(s) solved Direct and indirect costs of R&D IT are reduced, and become much more predictable and manageable Scalability-- rate and dimension -- become non-issues, as the IBM system and the grid provide or absorb HPII and compute capacity "Stranded capital" in IT is potentially eliminated Database cost and diversity (and associated mgmt overhead) are reduced KM and communities of effort (like co-ops) can be readily set up, managed, billed, secured and dissolved as industry and market needs warrant Security concerns and risk are avoided
Financing (handled by IBM) is available

Advantages Money that would have been spent on IT can be applied to other parts of the business Process improvement is implicit to using the utility, and conversion/re-engineering can be gradual or cut-over Drug discovery, development and diagnostic times and costs are decreased DB mgmt costs and concerns are greatly reduced Our customers bring better drugs and healthcare to market, faster and cheaper

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Changing the game by leading the change: IBM alone can shape the Pharma industry to a lower cost, higher-throughput, on-demand, scalable, secure HPII and services model

On On-

Demand

Initial Focus Pre-Clinical, Regulatory Discovery and Development

Deliveryand Clinical to follow

Leading ISVs

- Demand

*Secure
*Open
*Available
*Infinitely Scalable +/-
* Legitimate un- regulated utility model with DSM, co-gen and wheeling
...

*HPII
*KM, DM

Improved Engagement Model(s)

Thought Leadership

The Future of e-business

LS Framework

Tier-0 Clients Tier-0 Clients

  XML Web Services Native BrowserApplication

Services

Tier-1 Servers Presentation Logic Tier-1 Servers Presentation Logic

WS D L

UDDI

SOAP

JSPs, Servlets

Web Service Support

Java

Mail

Java

Mail

J DBC

JNDI

RM I/ II

OP

J DBC

RM I/ II

OP

JTA

JT A

JAF

Presentation Accelerators

 Workflow (MQ) Messaging System Mgmt Network Mgmt

 Security Directory Workload Mgmt Transaction

  Mgmt Collaboration Svcs

Tier-1 Clients Tier-1 Clients

  Portal & Personalization

J2EE Server Core

Tier-2 Servers Business Logic Tier-2 Servers Business Logic

 EJB Session/Entity Session/Entity

JNDI

JTA

Java

Mail

RM I /I I O P

RMI/IIOP

JDBC

JAF

J2EE Server Core

 LIMS, HPC, etc.

(legacy)

Federated

Database

Servers

Knowledge Mgt Servers

 Data Mgmt Servers

  Other Spe...