Collaborative Research: North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium

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Life Science
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Under the North East Cyberinfrastructure Consortium, the bioinformatics cores of the five partner states have formed a virtual organization, the North East Bioinformatics Collaborative (NEBC), to develop collaborative activities such as shared workflows and promote the development of protocols for a new Shared Data Center for the movement, life cycle management, storage and recovery of data that are simultaneously viewed/analyzed/worked on by multiple users across the region. We have implemented the Shared Data Center in a cloud infrastructure (Amazon) and have begun developing on-demand, cloud enabled workflows. We would like to extned this work to encompass directly NSF resources such as FutureGrid.
Use of FutureSystems
"I plan to use Futuregrid to develop on-demand workflows for processing massively parallel sequencing data. A five state consortium (NECC) maintains a shared data center for MPS data and other projects at a utility computing provider (Amazon Web Services). We have begun implementing on demand workflows there but would like to utilize NSF resources directly for this purpose. "
Scale of Use
A small number of VMs (8-32) to develop and test with.