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Primeur weekly 2011-10-24

Special

Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia ...

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu releases world's highest-performance file system ...

The Cloud

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds ...

Bull launches Le Cloud by Bull: a strategic approach, to achieve a smooth transition to the enterprise Cloud ...

IBM introduces new systems to accelerate smarter computing ...

HP speeds clients' Cloud evolution ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments ...

VMware unveils management portfolio for the Cloud era ...

American Diversified Holdings Corporation Cloud networking subsidiary Rebel Networks to substantially expand operating capacity ...

Joint integration of EMC VPLEX and VMware vSphere delivers higher levels of availability and workload mobility ...

HP provides customers affordable route to Cloud with financing offer ...

Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing with OpenNebula ...

IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Desktop Grids

University of Westminster to hire reseach assistant in distributed, Grid and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

CURIE: the first large scale hybrid system available in PRACE ...

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain ...

Lightning strikes in the form of bits and bytes ...

UPC scientists perform first 3D simulations of nova explosions ...

USFlash

HP doubles customer base of 3PAR Utility Storage and scores world-record benchmark ...

Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer ...

SDSC and Calit2 awarded $1.4 million NSF grant for new bioinformatics tools ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research ...

Exa's PowerFLOW supports Cray XE6 supercomputers with excellent scalability to thousands of cores ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ...

CCGrid 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Universities select HP to get to head of the class ...

Vertica announces Community Edition version of Vertica Analytic Database ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research

20 Oct 2011 Bloomington - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Indiana University (IU) a $1.5 million grant to establish the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS). Genome analysis can help scientists discover new medicines, improve crops, understand diseases and create personalized treatments for various illnesses.

"This centre will give biologists the tools to analyze gene sequence data that they cannot now study using existing systems", stated William Barnett, director, Science Community Tools at IU. "We plan to enable innovative and potentially transformative research by providing tools and services that will accelerate important new scientific discoveries."

Wiliam Barnett is co-principal investigator on the grant and will direct the new centre at IU, staffed with three new positions.

Current technologies make it possible to obtain the sequence of DNA fragments in a human genome much faster than when the first map of the human genome was published in 2001. However, these methods produce extremely large and complex data sets that can be studied only with high-powered computer processing and storage. The NCGAS will help with this process by providing support for genome analysis software and the storage of large data sets for the national community of NSF-funded researchers who undertake genome science.

The centre will also provide dedicated access to large memory supercomputers such as IU's new Mason system that are critical for these types of data-intensive science applications. As an institutional supercomputer, Mason will also integrate with the new NSF-funded Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) national network of supercomputers to provide campus-based integration known as "campus bridging". Indiana University is a funded partner in XSEDE.

IU's partners in NCGAS include the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas Austin and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego. NCGAS will support genome analysis software running on supercomputers at TACC and SDSC, as well as other supercomputers that are part of XSEDE.

The centre leverages the expertise and intellectual leadership of co-principal Investigators Michael Lynch, distinguished professor of biology; Matthew Hahn, associate professor of biology and informatics; and Geoffrey C. Fox, director of the Pervasive Technology Institute's Digital Science Center and distinguished professor of informatics.

Craig Stewart, dean for Research Technologies, executive director of PTI, and principal investigator on the NCGAS grant award, stated: "The NCGAS is the culmination of more than a decade of focused support for bioinformatics by University Information Technology Services, spearheaded initially by Dr. Richard Repasky and now led by Dr. William Barnett. Dr. Repasky was in failing health as he helped write this proposal-which turned out to be the last in which he was involved. Dick passed away last fall after a long battle with cancer, and we are grateful to have NCGAS as one element of his legacy at IU. Here's to you, Dick Repasky."

Source: Indiana University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-10-24

Special

Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia ...

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu releases world's highest-performance file system ...

The Cloud

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds ...

Bull launches Le Cloud by Bull: a strategic approach, to achieve a smooth transition to the enterprise Cloud ...

IBM introduces new systems to accelerate smarter computing ...

HP speeds clients' Cloud evolution ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments ...

VMware unveils management portfolio for the Cloud era ...

American Diversified Holdings Corporation Cloud networking subsidiary Rebel Networks to substantially expand operating capacity ...

Joint integration of EMC VPLEX and VMware vSphere delivers higher levels of availability and workload mobility ...

HP provides customers affordable route to Cloud with financing offer ...

Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing with OpenNebula ...

IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Desktop Grids

University of Westminster to hire reseach assistant in distributed, Grid and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

CURIE: the first large scale hybrid system available in PRACE ...

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain ...

Lightning strikes in the form of bits and bytes ...

UPC scientists perform first 3D simulations of nova explosions ...

USFlash

HP doubles customer base of 3PAR Utility Storage and scores world-record benchmark ...

Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer ...

SDSC and Calit2 awarded $1.4 million NSF grant for new bioinformatics tools ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research ...

Exa's PowerFLOW supports Cray XE6 supercomputers with excellent scalability to thousands of cores ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ...

CCGrid 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Universities select HP to get to head of the class ...

Vertica announces Community Edition version of Vertica Analytic Database ...