Welcome to the Chinook. Chinook is a decentralized P2P system using JXTA technology to distribute bioinformatics services. It is currently employed as part of the Sockeye application Sockeye.
Chinook is built on top of XML, provides its own client GUI and runs either web services or RMI protocols. Chinook occupies over 100 Java classes but is highly configurable. It also has its own web start client. It is currently being prototyped for service distribution by the CMMT. I'm in 0.9 stage and will be doing the deployment fully before Nov 2003 I'm also missing some key docs and there are a small number of bugs in the GUI (very small, affordance style bugs).
Cheers, Stephen Montgomery