Bionimbus: a cloud for managing, analyzing and sharing large genomics datasets.
Bottom Line: Bionimbus also includes Tukey, which is a portal, and associated middleware that provides a single entry point and a single sign on for the various Bionimbus resources; and Yates, which automates the installation, configuration, and maintenance of the software infrastructure required.Most members of the research community have difficulty downloading large genomics datasets and obtaining sufficient storage and computer resources to manage and analyze the data.Cloud computing platforms, such as Bionimbus, with data commons that contain large genomics datasets, are one choice for broadening access to research data in genomics.
Affiliation: Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.Show MeSH
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Mentions: The software architecture is shown in figure 2. The OSDC architecture uses OpenStack (openstack.org) to launch and manage virtual machines and GlusterFS (gluster.org) to manage the data commons and to give users access to working space. Both OpenStack and GlusterFS are open source.
Affiliation: Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.