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Cyberinfrastructure for e-Science

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Science  06 May 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5723, pp. 817-821
DOI: 10.1126/science.1110410

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Here we describe the requirements of an e-Infrastructure to enable faster, better, and different scientific research capabilities. We use two application exemplars taken from the United Kingdom's e-Science Programme to illustrate these requirements and make the case for a service-oriented infrastructure. We provide a brief overview of the UK “plug-and-play composable services” vision and the role of semantics in such an e-Infrastructure.

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