Cloud Computing for Big Data Genomics
Welcome to the Cancer Genome Collaboratory, an academic compute cloud resource that allows researchers to run complex analysis operations across large ICGC cancer genome data sets.
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The Collaboratory hosts an OpenStack cloud with more than 2592 CPU cores and over 7.7 PB of storage, offering resources such as:
The Collaboratory and Cancer Genomic Research
This project uses the power of cloud computing to open up the study of cancer genomics to researchers around the world. The Collaboratory is made up of an experienced team of PIs with the common goal of encouraging collaboration and accelerating the development of new tools for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of cancer patients.
The benefits of the Collaboratory resources can already be seen through the work of our beta users. These research teams have taken advantage of the co-location of data and compute code to study tumour evolution, study the impact of non-coding mutations on cancer phenotypes, and develop new algorithms for compressing genomic data.