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Primeur weekly 2014-10-06

The Cloud

Oracle unveils latest Cloud applications at Oracle OpenWorld ...

Fujitsu and Midokura strengthen partnership to jointly develop global Cloud business ...

EuroFlash

Altera Programmable Logic inspires innovation at 2014 Maker Faire Europe ...

Human Brain Project (HBP) Pre-Commercial Procurement under way ...

UberCloud to host NICE software solutions in the UberCloud marketplace ...

Quantum environmentalism ...

Atos to initiate buyout offer followed by a squeeze-out on Bull's shares ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems liquid cools Intel 'Cherry Creek' supercomputer for UNLV deployment at SUPERNAP to boost scientific research ...

Altera and ARM expand strategic partnership for SoC development tools ...

New report explores the value of government leadership in supercomputing for industrial competitiveness ...

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology to roll out supercomputer ...

Iowa State physicists among teams preparing for new Energy Department supercomputer ...

Four projects headed by University of Wyoming researchers selected for supercomputer use ...

ICL becomes the newest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC) ...

Laying the groundwork for data-driven science ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer and cluster systems ...

DataDirect Networks introduces industry's first enterprise-class scale-out parallel file system appliance, making customers’ Big Data deployments effortless and infinitely scalable ...

Indiana University boots up new supercomputer ...

SDSC granted $1.3 million award for 'SeedMe.org' data sharing infrastructure ...

Brain cell linker dependence shown by XSEDE/TACC supercomputer simulations ...

A deep dive into plasma ...

University of Virginia's new $2.4 million computing cluster to enhance and facilitate Big Data research ...

Carnegie Mellon leads new NSF project mining educational data to improve learning ...

A new approach to on-chip quantum computing ...

Princeton scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle ...

HP extends benefits of ARM architecture into the data centre with new servers ...

IBM provides clients superior alternative to x86-based commodity servers ...

Oracle announces Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Virtual Networking support for OpenStack ...

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) deploys DataDirect networks storage to achieve significant oerformance improvement in world-class genomics research and collaboration for oral cancer ...

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) deploys DataDirect networks storage to achieve significant oerformance improvement in world-class genomics research and collaboration for oral cancer

23 Sep 2014 Santa Clara - As the first research institution in India devoted to genome-based research for human health and disease, the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) is taking a bite out of oral cancer with its world-class research into the most common cancer among males in India with the help of state-of-the-art solution comprising block, file and object storage solutions from DataDirect Networks (DDN).

To fuel its cutting-edge cancer research, the institute has deployed a full platform solution that includes DDN SFA high-performance storage, the massively scalable GRIDScaler parallel file system and WOS object storage platform, to better handle Big Data ingest, processing, storing, collaboration and disaster recovery.

NIMBG uses massively-parallel DNA sequencing to process huge amounts of DNA sequence data to perform meaningful scientific interpretations and analyses, generating up to 500TBs of data on 500 oral cancer patients as part of its initiative under the aegis of the International Cancer Genome Consortium. With its legacy storage platform, it became increasingly difficult to ingest large datasets from next-gen sequencers and feed them to High-Performance Compute (HPC) clusters fast enough, and then securely share both raw data and results for collaboration and publishing purposes.

After deploying DDN's high-throughput, highly scalable and reliable storage solutions, NIBMG scientists have achieved a significant improvement in data ingest time over its previous storage platform, enabling the team to run concurrent sequence analysis of twice as many patients, while translating results for broader research benefits in as little as three-to-four months.

As a result, a team of Indian scientists has identified new genes and biological pathways specific to oral cancer associated predominantly with smokeless tobacco consumption in India. Further detailed study on these discoveries may lead to finding better therapies for oral cancer faster.

DDN's high-throughput, scalable storage powers more than one-third of the world's top genomics centres, along with a rising number of leading clinical and pharmaceutical research sites.

DDN's best-of-class file and object storage is designed to ingest data quickly and easily into NIBMG's research environment and then help simplify data analysis as well as securely share raw data and results for collaboration and publishing.

With DDN technology, NIBMG can sustain the highest levels of performance to ensure simultaneous sequencer ingest and HPC research on thousands of large data sets.

DDN's WOS Object Storage is highly versatile, serving as a data back-up for crucial research results as well as an active archive to make it easier for NIBMG to share ideas and results with research groups around the world.

Based on the ease with which the institute can expand capacity without having to replace systems, NIBMG is already seeing benefits from DDN storage. Additionally, due to the high-density of the DDN platform, NIBMG has been able to manage and administer data storage more efficiently.

Dr. Nidhan K. Biswas, Young Biotechnologist Awardee at NIBMG, stated: "By performing our computations on faster storage, we will be able to complete our research in much less time. With slower storage, it might take up to a year to process our data but now we can complete it within three-to-four months, which enables us to translate results for broader research benefits much faster and more effectively."

"One of the biggest advantages of parallel processing is that we can run jobs for about 40 patients concurrently, which is twice what we could handle before, accelerating analysis for a larger number of patients. DDN's industry-leading scalability means that we can grow in place to support petabytes of vital research data as we continue to manage the ICGC and other projects."

"DDN's scalable, reliable storage and integrated collaboration and archive for research communities is ideally suited for NIBMG. We have a lot of confidence that DDN will continue to help us manage explosive data growth while ensuring more actionable research results and faster cures for deadly cancers."

Bikram Roy, systems analyst at NIBMG, stated: "The main reason we chose DDN was the high performance throughput and the ability to scale up or out in order to have high performance storage and fast ingest and analysis in the same platform."

"We felt that DDN was best suited to help us quickly and easily process a large amount of fixed, raw data to produce meaningful interpretations for further analysis of genetic mutations and cancer-causing changes in DNA. Dealing with thousands of very big files requires a huge processing pipeline, along with unprecedented IOPS and bandwidth performance, all of which DDN provides."

"The beauty of WOS is its infinite scalability without an underlying file system. There are no overwrites means our data is safe for whatever retention period we need, and it has lots of space for both back-up and collaboration."
Source: DataDirect Networks

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Primeur weekly 2014-10-06

The Cloud

Oracle unveils latest Cloud applications at Oracle OpenWorld ...

Fujitsu and Midokura strengthen partnership to jointly develop global Cloud business ...

EuroFlash

Altera Programmable Logic inspires innovation at 2014 Maker Faire Europe ...

Human Brain Project (HBP) Pre-Commercial Procurement under way ...

UberCloud to host NICE software solutions in the UberCloud marketplace ...

Quantum environmentalism ...

Atos to initiate buyout offer followed by a squeeze-out on Bull's shares ...

USFlash

CoolIT Systems liquid cools Intel 'Cherry Creek' supercomputer for UNLV deployment at SUPERNAP to boost scientific research ...

Altera and ARM expand strategic partnership for SoC development tools ...

New report explores the value of government leadership in supercomputing for industrial competitiveness ...

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology to roll out supercomputer ...

Iowa State physicists among teams preparing for new Energy Department supercomputer ...

Four projects headed by University of Wyoming researchers selected for supercomputer use ...

ICL becomes the newest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC) ...

Laying the groundwork for data-driven science ...

Cray launches next-generation supercomputer and cluster systems ...

DataDirect Networks introduces industry's first enterprise-class scale-out parallel file system appliance, making customers’ Big Data deployments effortless and infinitely scalable ...

Indiana University boots up new supercomputer ...

SDSC granted $1.3 million award for 'SeedMe.org' data sharing infrastructure ...

Brain cell linker dependence shown by XSEDE/TACC supercomputer simulations ...

A deep dive into plasma ...

University of Virginia's new $2.4 million computing cluster to enhance and facilitate Big Data research ...

Carnegie Mellon leads new NSF project mining educational data to improve learning ...

A new approach to on-chip quantum computing ...

Princeton scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle ...

HP extends benefits of ARM architecture into the data centre with new servers ...

IBM provides clients superior alternative to x86-based commodity servers ...

Oracle announces Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Virtual Networking support for OpenStack ...

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) deploys DataDirect networks storage to achieve significant oerformance improvement in world-class genomics research and collaboration for oral cancer ...