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Primeur weekly 2018-03-19

Exascale supercomputing

BSC and Fujitsu to build up an ecosystem for a future exascale supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

New quantum spin liquid predicted by Nobel Laureate prepared for the first time ...

Focus on Europe

New project to plug the software-stack support gap for energy-efficient computing ...

North German scientists receive new supercomputer in the HLRN network ...

Hardware

Cray tapped to deliver largest supercomputer dedicated to fusion science in Japan by National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology ...

Keeping GPUs young ...

Asetek announces ongoing collaboration with Intel on liquid cooling for servers and data centres ...

UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation announces Panasas as Corporate Member ...

Cavium expands industry partnerships to drive OCP NIC 3.0 ...

Applications

How much snow accumulates in North America each year? More than scientists thought. ...

Green light for Galaxy Europe ...

Supercomputer simulation opens prospects for obtaining ultra-dense electron-positron plasmas ...

The complex journey of red bloods cells through microvascular networks ...

The view from inside supersonic combustion ...

A game changer: Metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers ...

ORNL researchers design novel method for energy-efficient deep neural networks ...

University of Texas researchers develop new visualization tools to explore fusion physics ...

Fishing with simulations for two-dimensional materials ...

The Cloud

IBM helps accelerate AI with fast new data platform and elite team ...

European Commission to adopt Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Univa announces a global partnership and reseller agreement with UberCloud ...

Univa open sources Project Tortuga to accelerate the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

USFlash

Xilinx unveils revolutionary adaptable computing product category ...

Green light for Galaxy Europe


This is the logo. Credit: Freiburg Galaxy.
15 Mar 2018 Freiburg - The new usegalaxy.eu server was officially brought into operation during a conference at the University of Freiburg. Galaxy, an open source platform enabling the analysis of Big Data for life sciences, is available for use by scientists via an Internet browser. It does not require programming skills: all settings can be made using a graphical interface. Researchers throughout Europe have already made use of the service, which is coordinated in Freiburg.

"To date we have registered about 900 users from 55 work groups, and within a year roughly a million requests have been calculated on our server", reported Dr. Björn Grüning, who heads the Galaxy team at Freiburg. "We expect these figures to continue to grow."

The possibilities of Big Data are fundamentally changing many research projects in the life sciences: manageably sized experiments are often replaced by analyses that represent hundreds of thousands of individual experiments. "Playing a part in cutting-edge research worldwide calls for statistical methods, high-quality data analysis and large computing capacity", stated Dr. Grüning. The range of themes that users are working on with the aid of Galaxy is already huge: teams that are analyzing the epigenome of heart muscle cells, developing genome databases for insects, and studying the mechanisms of gene regulation within tumours introduced themselves at the conference.

After being initiated at Penn State University in the USA, Galaxy was further developed at the University of Freiburg in the Medical Epigenetics special research area and as part of the Deutsches Netzwerk für Bioinformatik-Infrastruktur - German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure, de.NBI. The new Europe server is situated in the computer centre of the University of Freiburg and continues to run as a community project. The project is the responsibility of the team at the University of Freiburg headed by Björn Grüning from the workgroup of Prof. Dr. Rolf Backofen at the Institute of Computer Science. The Freiburg Galaxy team also regularly holds training courses for users, administrators and developers. The material is free and accessible online.

More information can be found at the Galaxy Project website.

Source: University of Freiburg

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-03-19

Exascale supercomputing

BSC and Fujitsu to build up an ecosystem for a future exascale supercomputer ...

Quantum computing

New quantum spin liquid predicted by Nobel Laureate prepared for the first time ...

Focus on Europe

New project to plug the software-stack support gap for energy-efficient computing ...

North German scientists receive new supercomputer in the HLRN network ...

Hardware

Cray tapped to deliver largest supercomputer dedicated to fusion science in Japan by National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology ...

Keeping GPUs young ...

Asetek announces ongoing collaboration with Intel on liquid cooling for servers and data centres ...

UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation announces Panasas as Corporate Member ...

Cavium expands industry partnerships to drive OCP NIC 3.0 ...

Applications

How much snow accumulates in North America each year? More than scientists thought. ...

Green light for Galaxy Europe ...

Supercomputer simulation opens prospects for obtaining ultra-dense electron-positron plasmas ...

The complex journey of red bloods cells through microvascular networks ...

The view from inside supersonic combustion ...

A game changer: Metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers ...

ORNL researchers design novel method for energy-efficient deep neural networks ...

University of Texas researchers develop new visualization tools to explore fusion physics ...

Fishing with simulations for two-dimensional materials ...

The Cloud

IBM helps accelerate AI with fast new data platform and elite team ...

European Commission to adopt Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Univa announces a global partnership and reseller agreement with UberCloud ...

Univa open sources Project Tortuga to accelerate the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

USFlash

Xilinx unveils revolutionary adaptable computing product category ...