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The current users of the gateway are researchers and students of the University. Bio-scientists run molecular docking simulations is different scenarios (random blind docking and virtual screening), and utilise the results in various areas, such as drug design, protein carbohydrate interaction, and environmental studies. The gateway and the underlying infrastructure has successfully contributed to recent research papers, and to successful PhD research work. Computer scientist researchers also utilise the gateway (not only the molecular docking part, but also the animation rendering application) for benchmarking experiments .


Utilisation for teaching is currently mainly in the computer science field, with some demonstrations also run for biologist students. Computer animation and games undergraduate students utilise the gateway for rendering their end of year animation projects. Business Information postgraduate students also use it as part of the curriculum in a module titled Enterprise Utility Computing, that closely relates to grid and cloud computing.